Cataract Surgery in The Uplands

Cataract Surgery in The Uplands

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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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

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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. Bee Cave Vision Center 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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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in The Uplands

Our optometry practice in The Uplands

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 03, 2022
Unbelievable customer service experience yesterday at the Bee Cave Vision Center. Went in for a new... frame replacement. Served while I waited by a courteous and professional staff. Special shout out to the optician, Gail. Gail, if you need a Green Card, I'll marry you so you can stay in the country. This store should be the model for every retailer in the country.
- Apr. 15, 2022
My daughter and I were seen almost in unison, the staff and Dr were so great. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 12, 2022
Friendly, efficient, professional. Extra stars for being patient when I was late for my first visit ... because google maps steered me wrong
- Apr. 04, 2022
Very professional and friendly! They make the visit quite enjoyable.
- Mar. 31, 2022
The website is great, the staff are super friendly and accommodating and Dr. Nelson was thorough and... delightful. The office is beautiful with great parking and it's easy to find. Everything was top notch. I was able to make an appointment online which was fantastic since I was in another country with a 7 hour time difference. I will be returning for future appointments!
- Mar. 15, 2022
I went to the Dripping Springs location. The staff was friendly and efficient. The doctor took her... time to really make sure I was getting what I needed from the visit. It's nice to have a place for my eye care.
- Mar. 14, 2022
They’re so helpful and friendly and they have the latest equipment so your exam is very thorough. ... Dr Dobson is the best!
- Mar. 11, 2022
Friendly, helpful and professional group. Very good experience here.
- Feb. 25, 2022
The Best Eye doctor in Dripping Springs. The office staff is amazing and the doctors take the time ... and care to explain everything. My family loves everything about this office.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Love going here and getting my glasses adjusted so I can see properly. From Dr Dobson to the staff t... hey are top notch with your prescription to fitting you for frames that work! Always leave there smiling.
- Feb. 08, 2022
My daughter is 5 and everyone at BCVC is so great to her. We have been seeing Dr. Dobson for about 3... years. Highly recommend for anyone - adults & children!
- Jan. 25, 2022
Best ever, would not use anyone else!
- Jan. 25, 2022
Very nice office. The team there is wonderful and I had a great experience from start to finish. I�... �m looking forward to getting my new glasses and will definitely go back for my annual exams.
- Jan. 21, 2022
Always a fantastic experience. Staff is very nice and helps in any way. Dr. Dobson is an excellent E... ye Doctor. I would refer any of my friends to them.
- Jan. 20, 2022
Everyone in the office is so friendly and helpful. Dr. Dobson is an awesome doctor and someone I tr... ust to care for my eye health as well as eye sight.
- Jan. 14, 2022
Very clean and modern environment. Welcoming bunch of folks. Professional atmosphere and all of the ... latest tech. Made me feel welcome and taken care of, great service!
- Jan. 12, 2022
I was long overdue for an eye exam and stumbled upon BCVC by accident. Not only was I able to get an... appointment on the same day, but everyone was so wonderful and kind! The overall environment was very calm and pleasant as well. Such a fantastic experience 🙂 Thank you!
- Jan. 10, 2022
Staff was courteous and professional. Dr Dobson was very thorough and was easy to talk to. I felt ... confident that I was receiving an excellent examination.
- Jan. 07, 2022
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Doctor was patient and answered all of my questions. I par... ticularly likes the thoroughness of everyone's explanations. I will be returning to purchase glasses.
- Jan. 06, 2022
Dr Dobson and his staff were wonderful!! Highly recommend.

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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 The Uplands 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 Bee Cave Vision Center.

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.


Want to see clearly again?

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