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
"Vance Thompson Vision successfully performed cataract surgery with replacement lenses. I am totally gobsmacked with the brilliant results and would not hesitate recommending Dr Baartman's skillful artistry and expertise to one and all."- P.S. / Facebook / Jun 16, 2019
"Excellent! Why would anyone put off cataract surgery when Dr Baartman and his crew make is so pleasant?! Just trust them! Don’t worry! They are the best!"- D.C. / Google / Jul 28, 2019
"Our vision is a very precious and important sense. When realizing my cataracts had developed and needed to be removed, I was referred to Dr Brandon Baartman at Vance-Thompson Vision. He was highly recommended by my optometrist whom I deeply trust. In contacting his office, I found he was in the process of becoming a provider with my insurance. Kevin diligently followed through with that process and notified me as soon as it was completed. My consultation appointment with Dr. Baartman was amazing. Stephanie was so pleasant and professional. Dr Baartman made me feel completely at ease with the entire procedure. His explanation of the procedures was detailed and his analogies helped me understand each step. Janet helped me through the payment process smoothly. It was a lot of information to absorb yet they offered to answer any questions at any time. Yes, I did call a couple times to confirm I was remembering correctly and they were as nice as could be. Because of their sincere caring, I was completely at peace both times when I went in for surgery. Sue, my surgical nurse, cared for me with a beautiful balance of comfort and professionalism. Dr. Baartman called me each evening after surgery to make sure I was all right in addition to the morning after appointments. I am amazed and so thankful for this team and the indescribable improvement of my eyesight. I will be meeting with Dr. Baartman again for another follow-up exam in October. It has been a very peaceful and successful surgery. I HIGHLY recommend this team."- G.H. / Google / Jul 28, 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.
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