Cataract Surgery in Cumberland

Cataract Surgery in Cumberland

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Jacobson Advanced Eye Care will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Cumberland

Our optometry practice in Cumberland

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 07, 2023
The best eye care place I have been to. The most thorough eye exam along with a very knowledgeable a... nd polite staff. Very easy to see why they are rated 5 stars.
- Oct. 21, 2022
The woman who gave me testing was very energetic and although a new computer software, she breezed r... ight through it. I appreciated her humor. As always, Dr. Jennifer is very pleasant and was able to reassure me that everything is fine.
- Oct. 14, 2022
great. people are all efficient and warm and helpful.
- Oct. 14, 2022
Dr. Jennifer Jacobson has been our family's eye physician for many, many years. The entire staff is ... professional and caring. Dr. Jennifer Jacobson stays on top of current research and development which has helped us through some serious health issues. There is also a strong focus at Jacobson Advanced Eye Care on maintaining eye health as well as careful guidance in pursuing better life quality with some of the current options available for vision. They are well connected with an excellent surgical team. Under careful guidance from Dr. Jennifer Jacobson and Dr. Tom Harvey, I pursued cataract surgery with vision correcting lens implants. It has been life changing to have the ability to see clearly at all distances without glasses or contacts. Cumberland is so fortunate to have the highest quality eye healthcare.
- Oct. 12, 2022
Jennifer and her staff always do a great job. Very friendly.
- Sep. 26, 2022
Efficient and thorough. Always friendly!
- Sep. 23, 2022
They are very professional and nice
- Sep. 20, 2022
Jennifer and the crew are all very professional and simultaneously a whole lot of fun. Examining you... r eyes can be lots of fun there. They will not only correct your vision, but get you to see the world in a new light no matter how bad your eyesight is.
- Sep. 03, 2022
Dr. Jennifer and the entire staff are wonderful - professional, knowledgeable, thorough, kind, carin... g, and always take time for their patients. I really appreciate the individual attention that Dr. Jennifer gives - she gets to know her patients, never rushes through appointments, encourages questions, and addresses all of my concerns.
- Aug. 02, 2022
Dr. Jennifer is an excellent eye doctor. I always feel completely satisfied with whatever her diagn... osis is. The customer service of her employees is also excellent. Kindness, promptness, courtesy and the best care I have ever had for my eyes.
- Jun. 14, 2022
The staff are all very helpful and quick to answer my questions and solve problems.
- Jun. 10, 2022
wonderful people everyone is so nice there
- Jun. 02, 2022
Always clean, professional, courteous and friendly.
- May. 16, 2022
After a severe thunderstorm of a whiteout with 1” balls of hail breaking 6 of my windows, totaling... my shingles & siding —— one window broke through firing into my kitchen as though through a machine gun. Holding a cookie sheet against the upper double hung window, fighting a firing squad of hail, one hit me above my eye with eyes shut. Thank the Lord. I saw flashing lights almost continuously about 3 days later. Dr. Jennifer Jacobson Turcot dropped everything as soon as she could after her busy day, her staff left just about as soon as I came in. after hrs. (Friday) It was an emergency. She came in just for me!! I was upset after reading this could cause vision loss if you don’t see a specialist asap. (Laser surgery recommended) After many tests being very thorough she said “Your eyes look great!!” Earlier I had been prayed for and the flashing lights disappeared on the way to see Dr. Jacobson. I was healed by the power of prayer in Jesus name 😅😄😎 I had to make sure my eyes were fine. (My security, my sight) Dr Jennifer couldn’t have been more kind. I highly recommend her expertise. I love her personality. Great staff too.
- May. 06, 2022
Everyone was very nice. Very helpful finding my new glasses. Would recommend to anyone looking for a... optometrist.
- Apr. 29, 2022
Excellent care, very knowledgeable and highly professional. Dr. Jennifer and her staff are the best... . Always takes the time needed to explain my exam and respond to all question. The very best place to go for great eye care!
- Apr. 15, 2022
I had a problem develop suddenly and was scheduled to leave town in a few days. I called at approxim... ately 8:30 and they said can you be here by 10:00. I arrived a few minutes before ten was taken to a room for some testing see by Dr. Turcott at 10:20. Diagnosis was complete by 10:35. She recommended 2 over the counter meds I began using them and I'm already seeing improvement. Great Doctor and friendly and efficient staff.
- Apr. 14, 2022
Very friendly staff. Took time to hear my issues and explained everything very well. Very nice offic... e space as well.
- Mar. 19, 2022
Everyone is so friendly. Dr Jennifer even called to see how my new contacts and glasses were working... out!
- Mar. 10, 2022
I only picked up contact lenses but was greeted with a smile!

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Cumberland optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Jacobson Advanced Eye Care.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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