Refractive Cataract Surgery

What Is Refractive Cataract Surgery?

At Dr. Paul Ernest’s patient-first Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgery practice, we pride ourselves in providing high quality, personalized ocular services to patients from all over the country. One of our most popular services is Refractive Cataract Surgery, a service that has been benefiting people in our community with vision impairments for decades.

But what exactly is Refractive Cataract Surgery? Refractive Cataract Surgery is a procedure that replaces your natural lens with an artificial lens that is entirely personalized to your specific vision needs. Whether you struggle with near-sightedness, far-sightedness, or astigmatism, Refractive Cataract Surgery may be able to help you.

When considering this procedure, ample time should be given to understand all aspects of the procedure. That’s why we have compiled a variety of discussion topics about our Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgery services, including:

● Refractive Cataract Surgery vs. Standard Cataract Surgery
● Common Symptoms Of Cataracts
● Benefits Of Refractive Cataract Surgery
● Potential Patient Candidacy For Refractive Cataract Surgery

Dr. Paul Ernest and his team are here to provide the best information out there about this procedure and to serve as an informative resource for people who may be seeking this particular surgery. If this sounds like you, we recommend you continue reading to explore more about the ins and outs of this procedure! Dr. Ernest is also happy to provide an in-depth consultation to discuss your needs upon request.

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How Is Refractive Cataract Surgery Different From Standard Cataract Surgery?

The differences between Refractive Cataract Surgery and standard cataract surgery are minor. Essentially, both Refractive Cataract Surgery and standard cataract surgery begin in the same fashion: by removing your natural lens.

In standard cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and then replaced by an artificial lens known as an intraocular lens (IOL) in order to restore your vision. Refractive Cataract Surgery, however, can replace your natural lens with a lens that is multifocal – i.e., a lens that can correct vision at multiple distances all at once.

Our Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgeon, Dr. Paul Ernest, will discuss with patients during their in-depth initial consultation which type of lens is best for their vision health and wellness. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please give us a call at (877) 852-8463.

Do I Have Cataracts? Common Symptoms Include:

You may have cataracts if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Double vision in one of your eyes
  • Difficult seeing at night
  • Glare and/or light sensitivity
  • Continual changing of prescription glasses

If you notice any changes to your vision, we recommend scheduling an appointment for an eye exam, even if your latest annual check-up was recent. If you experience any abrupt or sudden changes to your vision, or symptoms such as headaches, light flashes, or instances of double vision, contact your doctor immediately.

The Benefits Of Refractive Cataract Surgery With Dr. Paul Ernest

There are a variety of noted benefits behind our Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgery services that may optimize your health, wellness, and overall lifestyle for the better. Some of the benefits mentioned and experienced by our own patients include:

A personalized vision health plan

Before the procedure, you will need to schedule a consultation that will map out each step of the procedure and how to best personalize it to your specific health needs. Our experienced and knowledgeable surgeon, Dr. Paul Ernest, knows that each and every patient is different and prides himself in his patient-first mentality during consultations. Dr. Ernest’s unique engineering background and meticulous attention to detail make him uniquely qualified to help you assess which procedures are right for you.

An experienced Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgeon

Another benefit of our medical practice is the surgeon himself, Dr. Paul Ernest, who will provide only the best care for you and stay with you from the beginning of your consultation to the end of your recovery. With over 90,000 surgeries performed, he is the one to trust!

An independence from contact lenses and/or glasses

After undergoing surgery, many people are not reliant on or have significantly reduced their dependence on contact lenses and glasses. This not only saves money down the road on new glasses and contacts, but also simplifies your daily routine!

An improved quality of life

Overall, people who undergo Refractive Cataract Surgery have an improved quality of life. Whether it is waking up in the morning and not having to reach for your glasses or not having to squint to read information, great eyesight is simply an empowering aspect to daily life that we all deserve.

And more!

If you or a loved one has experienced benefits from our Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgery services, please reach out and share your story! We invite any and all patient testimonials and truly appreciate hearing all of your positive and beneficial feedback.


Am I A Good Candidate?

Not everyone with poor eyesight is a strong candidate for this procedure; however, many adults can and do qualify for it. Dr. Ernest will provide a thorough consultation with you and will take the time required to determine which procedure is the best for you.

However, there are also a few factors you can consider on your own, including:

Your current vision prescription
Are you someone who struggles with near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of both? Refractive surgery may be able to help with these specific vision issues. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more.
Have you struggled with or experienced problems with the eye such as corneal thinning, ulcers, glaucoma, and more? Past ocular issues may interfere with your candidacy for refractive surgery. However, we can only be sure with an in-person consultation with our surgeon.
Any surgical procedure, even as non-invasive as refractive surgery, is something to be taken seriously. That is why we review all aspects of your health history and current conditions as we consider your candidacy for the procedure – because your health is our top priority.

Schedule Your Consultation Today With Dr. Paul Ernest – Experienced Michigan Cataract And Refractive Specialist

If you are interested in receiving premium eye care services and a physician who takes ample time to truly evaluate your needs during your initial consultation, please reach out to our Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgery practice!

With over 90,000 successful surgeries performed, a physician with an engineering and mathematics background, a focus on quality and taking the time to get it right, decades of surgical experience, and a commitment to revolutionary ocular technologies, Michigan Refractive Cataract Surgeon Dr. Paul Ernest has the knowledge and experience to ensure you receive excellent medical care.

If you have any questions about ocular and vision surgery, interested in scheduling an appointment, or just want to learn more about us, please feel free to reach out by giving us a call at (877) 852-8463 or visit our Contact page.

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