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 in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. This experience, met with the most thorough menu of surgical implant options, makes Vance Thompson Vision – Omaha and ophthalmologist surgeon Dr. Brandon Baartman your clear choice for the most advanced cataract surgery available.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in your eye. 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
"I had cataract surgery last month with Vance Thompson Vision and Dr Baartman. The entire experience was so positive from the first appointment to be sure I qualified for surgery through the final follow up, I was 100% satisfied! The office staff and the surgical staff were wonderful, kind and caring. The real plus is that my vision has improved drastically! I can read street signs, see better while night driving, colors are brighter and I don’t need glasses for distance! At my age, I do need reading glasses! Thank you Vance Thompson Vision for this positive experience! I highly recommend you have the surgery if you’re needing it! Be sure to call for Dr. Baartman if you’re in Nebraska!"- M.L. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2018
"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
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 Omaha, 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 Omaha, NE office today to make an appointment with Dr. Baartman for a cataract consultation. We look forward to meeting you.