Cataract Surgery in Sewickley

Cataract Surgery in Sewickley

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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. Eyetique - Sewickley 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 Sewickley

Our optometry practice in Sewickley

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • Aetna
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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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- Mar. 14, 2024
Very friendly and helpful staff that had my best interests in mind. Dr. Kerr gave my contacts exam; ... I now have comfortable contacts for the first time. Optician Natalia Spence helped me understand my complex eye insurance information and assisted me in selecting frames to try on. I was pleased with how good-looking the frames were.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Eyetique in Sewickley is super professional, friendly and offers a thorough eye check up as well as ... guidance through the myriad of choices for choosing your glasses.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Alexis is the best to work with.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Eyetique in Sewickley is great! The Doc is very experienced, responsive and professional. Alexis an... d Hailey are so helpful and friendly that they make it very easy to become a repeat customer!
- Jan. 02, 2024
Sewickley Eyetique is wonderful because of the people who work here.
- Dec. 28, 2023
We had an appointment there today and could not be any more impressed. My daughter received the best... care from Dr Kerr with a very thorough exam and he was so friendly. She was very relaxed there. And the staff is top notch!! So very friendly and knowledgeable. The office was super clean and there was a large selection of frames to choose from. We highly recommend.
- Nov. 14, 2023
In my opinion, Eyetique in Sewickley offers the best optometry experience in Western PA. I couldn’... t be more impressed with Dr. Kerr and his expert staff. If you want excellent customer service and top notch care, I recommend you go see Dr. Kerr at Sewickley Eyetique!
- Oct. 09, 2023
Found my new eye Dr & Making my husband an appointment.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Took two children in for exams after they complained of headaches after reading. Cannot imagine a b... etter experience--the staff were super friendly and helpful, and Dr. Kerr gave both children thorough exams that he managed so well that the kids enjoyed the process. A great experience all around!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Love Dr John and the staff
- May. 07, 2023
I must say the staff at the Sewickley location were great they were kind, friendly and people person... like. They treated me like family. Exceeded my expectations
- May. 04, 2023
I love my glasses! The staff always picks the perfect pair for me
- Apr. 16, 2023
Excellent staff, Dr Kerr is an excellent Dr who I totally trust with my eye care.
- Feb. 16, 2023
I always enjoy my appointments at Eyetique Sewickley! The staff are very cool and friendly, and the ... doctor is great.
- Jan. 31, 2023
The eye wear is really good, but even more importantly, the staff cares deeply about their customers... . I highly recommend them.
- Nov. 05, 2022
Very kind and helpful staff.
- Oct. 28, 2022
Thorough eye exam. Dr Kerr is both knowledgeable and personable.
- Oct. 16, 2022
Bet friendly and thorough!
- Oct. 02, 2022
Great eye exam and low pressure sales.
- Aug. 21, 2022
Great experience friendly staff, great doctor, explained everything was very thorough. I didn’t ha... ve to wait. I was in and out on time. Highly recommend

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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 Sewickley 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 Eyetique - Sewickley.

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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