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- Paul Mainieri
Williamson Eye Center Cataract Patient
Hall of Fame Baseball Coach
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If you’re experiencing dull or blurry vision, chances are, you have a cataract that can and should be treated. Click below to take our self-test, tell us a little about yourself, and find out more about your options to improve your vision.

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What are Cataracts?

A cataract is the development of cloudiness of the natural lens of the eye. Much like the lens of camera, our eye focuses light toward the back of the eye, onto the retina. Our eye’s lens also works to adjust the focus of the eye, allowing us to see both near and far.

Some symptoms you may experience are:

  • glared vision and halos
  • blurriness or a sense of cloudiness
  • trouble with vision at night
  • constant change in your prescription

If you believe you may be suffering from cataracts, schedule a screening today or take our self test.

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Cataract Treatment

Permanent correction of cataracts can only be achieved through a surgical cataract procedure. There are options to put off surgery such as: glasses with an extremely powerful lens or lighting made specifically for those suffering from cataracts, but permanent correction requires surgery.

Your surgeon will remove the damaged natural lens of the eye and replace it with a crystal clear synthetic lens. Even though results are nearly instant, after undergoing standard cataract surgery, a patient with a previous eye prescription will still require the use of glasses.
At Williamson Eye Center, we strive to provide our patients with the most progressive eye care technology to date. Using the CATALYS Laser System, we are able to provide our patients optimal precision during surgery and enhanced accuracry, as well as a customizable experience - unique to each eye - not achieved by the use of traditional manual techniques.

We also utilize the ORA scan system, which allows your surgeon to choose the best lens to correct your vision. Benefits of using the ORA system include:

  • Lens power confirmation and optimization
  • Proper lens orientation
  • Eliminate as many refractive errors as possible at the time of surgery
  • Increased chance of being less dependent on glasses or contact lenses for distance vision
  • Customized enhanced visual outcome

Advanced Lifestyle Lenses

During traditional cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens will be replaced with a synthetic monofocal intraocular lens (IOL). The surgery will bring a patients vision back to where it was prior to the onset of cataracts, however, if prior to cataracts he or she had a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, those visual aids will still be required for both distance and reading vision. Many patients are satisfied with this lens, as it restores their vision to a functional point.

Some patients seek to restore their vision to complete capacity with one surgical procedure, thus leaving glasses or contact lenses behind for life. Recent advancements in visual technology have produced ‘advanced lenses,’ which can be customized to work with your individual needs. Often referred to as ‘lifestyle lenses,’ this advanced technology affords patients many advantages over the traditional monofocal lens. Even patients suffering from astigmatism can potentially eliminate dependency on glasses, reading glasses and contact lenses. Imagine having no need for readers to see menus, computer screens and labels!

At Williamson Eye Center, we work with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan to suit even the busiest lifestyle. It is our commitment to deliver the best results to leave you free of the hassle of glasses and contact lenses for life.
Schedule a screening today to learn what lens may be best for you!

Paul Mainieri and Dr. Blake Williamson

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About Williamson Eye Center

We are fortunate to work with some of best nurses, technicians, and administrators in the industry.  Every office has a unique culture of people dedicated to providing the best eye care possible and the best customer experience.  We are continuously amazed by our teammates work ethic and support towards each other and our patients.

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550 Connell's Park Lane 
Baton Rouge, La 70806 

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2290 South Range Avenue 
Denham Springs, La 70726 

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2308 South Burnside Avenue 
Gonzales, La 70737 

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5233 Main Street, Suite A 
Zachary, La 70791

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