Football season may be coming to an end but not our obsession with sports even when it comes to eye surgery. You have football eyes if you have a curvature to the surface of your eyes. This is called astigmatism. You have baseball eyes if you do not.
So what’s the point of knowing if you have football or a baseball eyes? It is key to determining which implant you should choose at the time of cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a very safe and relatively easy procedure to go through. What’s new about cataract surgery is the choice of the implants. If your eyes are like footballs because you have astigmatism, you would see better afterwords if we place a “Toric” implant at the time of your cataract surgery.
If you have eyes that are more like baseballs because you do not have astigmatism, you could benefit from implants that allow you to see far away, intermediate and close up after your surgery without glasses. These “bifocal-like” implants let you turn back the clock and be relatively free of glasses after surgery.
How can you tell if you have football or baseball eyes? How can you know which implant is optimal for you at the time of cataract surgery? We guide you through the options when we do a thorough eye examination to evaluate you for cataracts. Remember, you only have cataract surgery once so it is important to consider all the possibilities to optimize your vision.
Call for your appointment at 262-241-1919. Visit our web site at www.lakeshorevision.com
Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist practicing in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.
Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals offers the latest in medical and surgical eye care from small incision cataract surgery, blade-free iLASIK, glaucoma care, diabetic eye care, dry eye treatment, contact lens fitting and general eye examinations. We have two Ophthalmologists (Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto) and one Optometrist (Dr. Mark German).