Cataract Surgery in Hartley

Cataract Surgery in Hartley

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(402) 475-9113

Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Hartley optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Eyes on Lincoln - O Street Eyecare.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- Jun. 25, 2024
Great staff. Great glasses selection.
- Jun. 19, 2024
I’ve been going to Eyes On Lincoln, since I moved to Lincoln Nebraska 7 years ago, the service was... so great I didn’t feel the need to look any farther.
- May. 10, 2024
Best place to get your eyes checked. Why would anyone go someplace else?
- Feb. 19, 2024
I would highly recommend this establishment for your eye care. The staff is respectful and helpful. ... My family always leaves satisfied.
- Jan. 04, 2024
New patient here! So far today was my first visit/exam. I called yesterday knowing it may take a bit... to get in, so when they called back having an opening today I jumped on it. My favorite frames broke and I was about due for an exam anyways. Going in I was greeted right away. I made sure to show up ten minutes early to get the paperwork out of the way (which wasn't bad at all and the front desk did good explaining it all.) Right when my appointment time showed, I was being called back already. First time not needing to wait compared to other places in town! With the updated technology since my last exam, it was pretty new to me but they did so great taking the time to explain each piece of equipment, and answering my random questions. When I got to the last room to be met by Dr. Weber, again I only sat for maybe five minutes tops. He showed me my scans and finished the exam. When I explained my concern of wanting to find frames similar in weight more than the looks, he introduced me to someone who knew exactly what would fit best for me. In total I was in and out in about 40 minutes. For me that's the quickest it's been. Glasses should be in in about 2 weeks which is normal for any place, will do a fitment then and give update.
- Sep. 07, 2023
Great
- Jul. 20, 2023
I have came here for years up from a teen until an adult. I now have a 10 year old who is practicall... y blind and a serial glasses breaker 😂 I was so stressed about how to get him more glasses before school because we were just there Renee (sorry if I misspelled your name) made it so easy for me and was very patient with me. I thank you it’s enough stress I have to come in every couple of months so her being so helpful and kind definitely relieved me of some of my stress! Thank you and you definitely made my day!
- Jul. 13, 2023
Met Michelle years ago and she had me at hello!! She keeps me looking good, seeing good and coming b... ack! Keep Michelle and you keep me!!
- Jul. 13, 2023
Michelle is amazing… she knows me and what I want, what looks good, has amazing patience and makes... the whole ‘find a pair’ experience seamless! I know there’s more than one location however I’ll only go where she is!! Thank you Michelle!
- Mar. 21, 2023
I can’t say enough of how professional they have been from start to finish. Mikayla the contact le... ns specialist was knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. Steve is a master of his craft! It’s refreshing to have such an experience after having a horrible experience with Americas “best” I was referred to Steve and Eyes on Lincoln! Best in the business
- Sep. 21, 2022
I love how persistent they are with reminding you on appointments, and making sure you’re getting ... taken care of. For someone like me who is very forgetful, and tend to push off appointments, I appreciate them being kind to me & giving friendly reminders. The O street location, has a elderly lady, who shows so much compassion for the patients and helping in anyway she can. Unfortunately, I forgot her name. 🙁 BUT you’ll definitely see her when you go to pick out your glasses. She’s too sweet to miss! Thank you for working with me with my insurance & be a great place to go to for eye care!
- Feb. 12, 2022
Dr.Gilsersleeve is one of the best eye doctors in Nebraska. My experience was great, I didn't feel ... rushed, and my expectations were met as I didn't leave with having more questions. It's refreshing having actual time with a doctor now. Dr Gildersleeve also explained financial options for me. I didn't feel pressured in buying the most expensive pair of glasses and Mallory even advised which one of the two frames I was looking at would work better with progressive lenses. Fully Satisfied 🙂
- Dec. 02, 2021
Highly impressed. Easily 5 stars. Great customer service, world class facility and amazing doctors.
- Jun. 08, 2021
First time patient and was very satisfied. Staff was friendly and exam visit was done in a timely ma... nner. Was in and out in 35 minutes. Provider genuinely cares for his patients and I have no regrets in choosing this location. Up to date exams with their technology. Loved it. Will be recommending the 4200 Lucile Dr location!
- May. 23, 2021
This is a great place to get a quality eye exam and friendly service. I have been coming to Eyes on... Lincoln for the better part of a decade and Dr. Gildersleeve and his staff are excellent. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 21, 2021
polite service, appointment reminders via text, great glasses selection, and affordable contacts wit... h 100$ rebate
- Apr. 15, 2021
Great office and very helpful and friendly staff!! Want to especially thank Michelle for being extre... mely helpful, friendly very efficient in getting the job done! Definitely would recommend this place and definitely ask to be helped by Michelle because she knows what she’s doing!!
- Apr. 14, 2021
They let me know I would need eye surgery. They help me get set up the hospital that does the surge... ry. Post operations visits were good. They have done a great job with keeping my eyes healthy
- Dec. 14, 2020
Very friendly staff. Nice choices of glasses.
- Dec. 10, 2020
It was great

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
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  • Spectera
  • Versant Health
  • Medicare
  • March Vision Care
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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(402) 475-9113

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