Our ServicesThe following services are available upon scheduling an appointment:
- Laser Cataract Surgery (See Video Below)
- Glaucoma Treatment
- Diabetic Vision Care
- Macular Degeneration
- Dry Eyes*
- Eye Examinations
- Contact Lenses
*Dry Eyes: Chronic Dry Eye is a medical condition that can result from the eyes' reduced ability to produce tears due to inflammation. Visit www.restasis.com for more information.
Cataract Educational Information
Dr. Jack Parker has provided excellence in eye care to patients in the Orlando area since 1988. He provides the best possible personal attention with the most up to date technology available today. You deserve the quality and integrity of Parker Eye Center, and Jack Parker when it comes to something as precious as your vision!
At Parker Eye Center, we strive to provide the best quality of care and customized vision solutions for our patients. Specific information is provided to all of our patients who, Dr. Parker feels cataract surgery will be of benefit to their vision, so that you have the opportunity to be fully informed before any decision need to be made.
Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process, typically linked to birthdays—the more birthdays you have, the more likely you are to develop cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of all or part of the normally clear lens within your eye, which results in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts are most often found in a person over age 55, but they are also occasionally found in younger people. The only treatment for cataracts is the surgical removal of the cloudy lens, and replacement with a clear lens implant call an intraocular lens (or IOL). Typically covered by insurance or Medicare, this lens can provide patients clear distance vision with the need of glasses for reading or near vision. However the majority of people who have astigmatism will still likely need to wear glasses for all distances after surgery. Astigmatism can be reduced at the time of cataract surgery to achieve clear distance vision without the need for glasses. This choice allows patients to use the most advanced technology to optimize their visual outcome for distance vision. However, patients will still need glasses for reading or near vision. Moderate amounts of astigmatism may be reduced with use of the LenSx laser. Being diagnosed with a cataract may seem frightening at first. However, due to advancements in technology, cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful surgeries in the United States today.
Bladeless laser cataract surgery is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients, providing unmatched accuracy as the procedure is customized to your eye. The LenSx laser is used when patients decide to reduce their astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. Patients must be a candidate for this opportunity. The latest innovation in performing refractive cataract surgery is the LenSx Laser. The LenSx Laser offers a three-dimensional, high resolution image that maps each patient’s unique eyes. These images, combined with the computer-captured measurements and information about your individual eye, allow the doctor to achieve greater precision and customization than ever before. The bladeless femtosecond laser provides pulses that actually create targets within the eye and then delivers incredible accuracy for making a more precise surgical incision. The LenSx Laser is an effective technological advancement that ensures the highest level of precision throughout every step of you procedure, and makes it possible to experience laser refractive cataract surgery that has been tailored for your eyes only.