Cataract Surgery in City Park West

Cataract Surgery in City Park West

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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. Eyes Of The World - City Park West 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 City Park West

Our optometry practice in City Park West

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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
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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.

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- May. 13, 2024
I really appreciate the comfortable environment Eyes of the World provides. They also don't pressure... you into buying contacts or glasses from them. But I recommend you do. They do a great job. There is a good selection of frames and had options that didn't break the bank. They did recommend a higher end contact, but also gave me options to lower cost ones.
- May. 05, 2024
Had a great time. Impressed by your facility and staff. Very confident that I received excellent dia... gnosis and treatment.
- May. 04, 2024
My husband and I had the best experience at "Eyes of The World". Being a Denverite I used to walk do... wn your streets from school and I was raised in City Park West. My husband 's roots are in Denver, and he loved the comfortable feel of a historic building and the motif. We will highly recommend Eyes of The World, you have the best professionals, kind staff, and knowledgeable staff as well. Thank you "Eyes of The World".
- Apr. 22, 2024
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- Mar. 29, 2024
Great place to get your eyes checked. The doctors and staff really show that they care about their ... patients and they have a really wide selection of glasses in all different styles and prices ranges.
- Mar. 27, 2024
i’ve been coming to this eyes of the world location for 3+ years for eye exams, and every visit is... an all-around great experience. super friendly & patient staff who take the time to answer all of my questions, a fun & informative glasses buying experience, plus a cool office 🙂
- Mar. 18, 2024
Best eye doctors & staff I've ever encountered over my 35 years of wearing glasses! The best!
- Mar. 15, 2024
Very attentive, professional & welcoming staff
- Mar. 01, 2024
I always have very friendly experiences at Eyes of the World and feel that they take good care of me... and my eyes. (My only suggestion is that you take a minute or two to answer your reviewers individually, not just cutting and pasting the same message.)
- Feb. 27, 2024
The entire staff here are amazing. Great attitude and most importantly very transparent about what m... y vision insurance could cover. It's very helpful when the staff are honest because it helps me make informed decisions about my exams and my eye materials.
- Feb. 17, 2024
Wonderful experience. Dr. Lachenman is very professional and helpful. The entire staff was efficient... and provided excellent service.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Great team here! My husband and son see Dr L and I saw Dr K, both of the ladies are excellent at wha... t they do. The exam process was painless and I was relieved they quickly pin pointed my needs. The frame fit staff did a great job getting me through the selection process with glasses that fit me and my needs. Personalized Adjustments when I picked them up to make sure they are the perfect.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Great and consistent experience every time. Love Eyes of the World and Dr. Kamibayashi!
- Jan. 22, 2024
Had a great experience at this clinic. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Athena was great- she helped me select frames I am very pleased with. I was not looking forward to s... hopping for frames because I can be so picky. She made it a pleasure with her buoyant spirit and great personality... I got a cool pair of Ray Ban frames. She also got me the best price with my benefits, in house benefits and even a rebate from the manufacturer. So for me , it was a highly beneficial experience!
- Jan. 04, 2024
I am impressed with the custy serv at this store. My week old Cutler and Gross frames were fine tune... d perfectly by Christian Fabre in under 5 min. Much luv
- Dec. 24, 2023
I had a great experience here. Short wait, very helpful and informative staff.
- Dec. 17, 2023
Great staff and doctor!!!
- Nov. 02, 2023
I’ve been going to Eyes of the World ever since living in Denver. Really excellent care team here!... Dr. Lachenman is a fantastic optometrist: very thorough, considerate, and clear. I have referred several people to her because she provides such comprehensive care, and she understands the insurance side as well; not all optometrists make sure their patients know about medically necessary contacts if their prescriptions qualify, but Dr. Lachenman is great about this. The rest of the staff are very efficient and friendly people. Optician Jesse Vega is extremely knowledgeable about glasses hardware and lenses, and also great with navigating vision insurance benefits. Overall a very positive care experience.
- Oct. 12, 2023
The whole process, through eye testing to the provision of new product was efficient and helpful.

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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 City Park West 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 Of The World - City Park West.

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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