"I have never seen a Doctor and staff that were as caring of their patients as The Hughes Eye Center."
Tina Childress
"I'm very pleased with my ReSTOR lenses.  My only regret is not having my surgery sooner.  Wonderful doctors and staff, A+"
Robert McCullar, Jr
"The people at Hughes Eye Center are the best! Courteous, efficient, good listeners and willing to take time to deal with my questions. I highly recommend their services!"
Scott Myatt
"The staff was phenomenal and the results incredible!!"
Jesse Avery
"Everyone was very friendly and professional from the receptionist to the doctor.  I was seen at the time my appointment was scheduled, and all of my questions were answered."
Patricia Faulkner


A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye that causes a decrease in vision over time.  Your local eye doctor may tell you that changing your glasses prescription will no longer improve vision when a cataract has advanced.

Symptoms of a cataract may include:

  • A steady decline in vision
  • Problems seeing while driving at night
  • Problems with glare from bright lights
  • Difficulty reading road signs
  • Difficulty reading small print, such as your mail, medicine bottles, computer or cellphone
  • Difficulty with balance and mobility, going up or down stairs or uneven surfaces

Cataract Symptoms

Cataract Treatment

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, which is one of the safest and most successful surgeries done in the United States each year. During the procedure, the cloudy lens of the eye is dissolved and a new artificial lens is implanted.

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It is an exciting time to have cataract surgery!  Treatment of cataracts has drastically improved in recent years.  Advanced technology and cutting edge innovations have significantly improved visual outcomes. A cataract examination at The Hughes Eye Group includes an extensive evaluation by our doctors and staff to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and which treatment plan is best for you.  Review the following options and FAQ for more details prior to your examination.


Cataract Surgery Options

Cataract FAQs

What is a cataract?
I've been told I have a cataract, now what?
How do you treat cataracts?
What are lens implants?
I have Astigmatism. Which implant is best for me?
I do not like wearing glasses. Which implant is best for me?
What is ORA guided cataract surgery?
Who is my surgeon?
Where will my surgery be done?
When will my surgery be done?
How much will the surgery cost?
Will I need to use eyedrops for surgery?
Do my current medications affect cataract surgery?
What do I need to know for after surgery?

Helpful Tools

PDFCataract Surgery FAQ

Understanding Cataracts and Treatment

PDFCataract Surgery Options

Cataract Surgery Options

PDFCataract Instructions and Checklist (1 Bottle)

Print these instructions if you received the LessDrops (1 bottle) formulation at our office.

PDFCataract Instructions and Checklist (3 Bottles)

Print these instructions if you chose to have your medications (3 bottles) sent to your local pharmacy.

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