At Vance Thompson Vision, our goal is to treat you as a special guest and provide you with exceptional care and attention. When you entrust us with the care of your eyes, our highly experienced team concentrates on achieving the most successful surgical outcome using the most advanced cataract surgery available. Vance Thompson Vision sets the standard in quality vision correction with the region's only doctor team Fellowship Trained in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. This experience, met with the most thorough menu of surgical implant options, makes Vance Thompson Vision your clear choice for the most advanced cataract surgery available.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in your eye. Though painless, cataracts can blur your vision by restricting the amount of light that enters your eye. In addition to hazy vision, indications of cataracts include increasing night-time glare, poor night vision and a change in how your eyes perceive colors.
Most people's lenses will naturally become a bit cloudy as they age, and because cataracts tend to develop slowly, surgery may not be immediately necessary. But when your ability to read, drive or carry out other normal activities is hindered in any way, cataract surgery will likely be the best possible solution.
About Cataracts Reviews
"My experiences with VTV have all been excellent. I had a partial corneal transplant and a cataract removed. Everyone is so pleasant and reassuring. I was so nervous to get the first eye done but have no fears now about getting the second surgery. Everything was thoroughly explained to me in a way I could understand. I didn't know how poor my vision was.This really changed my life!"- L.W. / Facebook / May 19, 2017
"I had cataract surgery done on both of my eyes. I am ecstatic. I no longer need my glasses to read (even small print), work on my laptop and everything that I needed glasses for before. I will recommend VTV to anyone who needs any eye work done. You are treated like they really care about you as a person when you come in. They explain everything thoroughly and in language you can understand. They answer every question asked of them. Every employee is very courteous. I am very happy."- C.L. / Facebook / May 01, 2019
"I am incredibly nervous about being with any doctor. It is the level of a phobia. Two things really impressed me. First, the initial exam which was for cataracts to begin with but discovered a pterygium, was so thorough that I just relaxed and felt like I was in good hands. Also Madison Who was the person who took me through that exam was amazing. And I know she doesn't spell her name like that but that's what talk-to-text did. then dr. Swan treated me with the utmost respect even with the phobia I have. He never belittled in any way and I'm pretty sure he would have thought I was crazy for not wanting versed at all! But he never gave me that impression and he took me through to where I could do the procedure. He was so thorough and professional. And he was also kind. That is a combination you don't find always. Dr. Swan let me know pretty much everything that was going to go on and everything that would happen in the recovery. I appreciate that so much. I would recommend Vance Thompson and dr. Swan and dr. Whit to anybody. And my experience with front office staff and with the medical techs was beyond any expectation I have. Way Beyond. Again kind and thorough and fun."- L.F. / Google / Nov 25, 2020
IDENTIFYING A CATARACT
In a healthy eye, the iris (the colored part of the eye) regulates the amount of light that enters the eye through the pupil. The light passes through the lens, where it is focused onto the retina at the back of the eye. Signals are then sent from the retina to the brain via the optic nerve, where they are translated into the images you see. An eye with a cataract functions normally except that the lens has grown cloudy. Light enters the eye as usual, but the clouded lens disperses the light, causing the retina to have difficulty transmitting a clear image. Therefore, because the light that the retina receives is patchy, the retina's transmissions to the brain are also affected, resulting in hazy, blurred vision.
Understanding Your Options
The most important step is to visit your eye doctor so that he or she can evaluate your vision. This evaluation will generally include vision tests, an eye exam and a review of your medical history to uncover any other vision problems you may have. If you are found to have cataracts, the team at Vance Thompson Vision in Bozeman, offers refractive cataract surgery, the most advanced cataract surgery combined with the most exhaustive laser and implant options you will find anywhere in the region.
The Best First Step
The most important step is to visit your eye doctor so that he or she can evaluate your vision. Call our Bozeman, MT office today to make an appointment for a cataract consultation.
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