Cataract Surgery in Battle Ground

Cataract Surgery in Battle Ground

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. Battle Ground 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 Battle Ground

Our optometry practice in Battle Ground

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Adventist Health
  • Adventist Risk Management Inc.
  • Allegiance
  • American National
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • APWU Health Plan
  • AR Benefits
  • Bankers Life
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boilermakers National Funds
  • Carpenters
  • Cigna Vision
  • Cowlitz
  • Cypress Benefit
  • Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Benefit Solutions
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • IBEW
  • Life Wise Health Plan of Washington
  • Lions Club
  • Loomis
  • MODA
  • Manhattan Life
  • Medicare
  • Medishare
  • MESO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Noridian Healthcare Solutions
  • Optum
  • Pacific Source
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premera blue cross blue shield of Alaska
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence
  • Regence Group Administrators
  • Spectera
  • State Farm
  • TransAmerica
  • Tricare for Life
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • Zenith American Solutions

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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- Feb. 13, 2024
DeMisha clearly loves what she does and cares about her customers.
- Aug. 05, 2023
I called late on a Friday afternoon, they said walk-ins are welcome. They accepted my daughter’s i... nsurance and worked with us to find a style of glasses that would fit her needs. The ladies explained the process of picking out glass to fit a certain way and why. It was an amazing experience.
- Apr. 29, 2023
Helped in every way.
- Apr. 10, 2023
I did not have my eye exam here, but I did purchase my glasses here because of DeMeishah. She helpe... d me in the past with picking out glasses at another location and I was so impressed with her that when the time came I needed another pair of glasses and was able to find out that she now is working here, I followed her. She knows her stuff. She's very knowledgable about glass frames and lenses, is very patient, sweet, great personality and honest. She will be honest with what does/does not look good on you and what will or will not work well for your prescription. It's important to her that you like how you look in your new glasses and that they are comfortable. She will not steer you in the wrong direction. Once I chose my frames and lens the turnaround time was not long.
- Mar. 13, 2023
This clinic has state of the art equipment. This was the best exam I have ever experienced. From s... tart to finish a great experience. I highly recommend.
- Jul. 18, 2022
Amazing service and knowledge staff. Thanks for the great experience!
- Mar. 16, 2022
Quick appointment. No delay seeing the doctor. Staff was very friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable... regarding my specific needs.
- Jan. 18, 2022
First time was a charm the staff are second to none, friendly professional and very willing to get m... y eye site back to normal the doctor was amazing highly recommended this place of business..
- Dec. 09, 2021
Super happy with this little gem of a shop. Friendly staff, efficient, helpful and they use high te... ch stuff so...no eye dilation!!! Plus, I found cute frames. Very happy with my experience.
- Jun. 02, 2021
Great people and great service...especially Tony. Thank you for the efforts to meet or exceed your ... customer's needs.
- Nov. 16, 2020
Have been going here for years, the staff are extra pleasant and professional. I've always had a go... od experience. Highly recommend this vision center.
- Jul. 22, 2020
I love them. They're friendly, professional, and good at what they do.
- Jun. 20, 2019
We love Battle Ground Vision! As a family that uses glasses and contacts we appreciate their knowled... geable and friendly staff. They’re always willing to help us out and go above and beyond. Plus their selection is amazing!
- Jun. 25, 2018
Very friendly and honest with me.
- Mar. 07, 2018
I originally found BG Vision out of a desire to shop locally and my insurance accepted them. We have... left the area but continue to travel back because the STAFF and Drs. are all together FABULOUS and provide EXCELLENT service...and the selection of frames has always had "the" one. Too bad I can only give 5 stars...
- Jun. 28, 2017
Nice friendly staff, and Doctor. Seemed knowledgeable and helpful at everything to do with my eyes a... nd vision. Stayed late to help me learn how to put in and take out my contacts.
- Jan. 11, 2017
So freindly been goin since i was a kid always got me super complicated prescription right

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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 Battle Ground 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 Battle Ground 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?

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

(360) 687-5123

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