Cataract Surgery in St. Peters

Cataract Surgery in St. Peters

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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. Crown Vision Center - St. Peters 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 St. Peters

Our optometry practice in St. Peters

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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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- Feb. 08, 2024
Everyone is so nice and friendly. The staff helps you get the best deals through your insurance and ... very helpful when it comes to picking out your frames and lenses. I highly recommend the St Peter’s Mid Rivers location.
- Nov. 19, 2023
Friendly and professional!!
- Oct. 27, 2023
Great service, great lens and lots of frames to choose from. Fast turn around to get glasses back. ... I keep coming back!
- Sep. 10, 2023
I brought my mom with dementia and the girls and the dr couldn’t have been better with her. Thank ... you for your patience and caring of her! My husband and I will start coming here!
- Sep. 08, 2023
Just fine
- Sep. 01, 2023
John & girls were awesome
- Aug. 23, 2023
I think the receptionist was having a rough day. Other than that the rest of the staff was very kind... and efficient. Doctor L definitely knows what he is doing and my eye power is on point! I recommend highly!
- Jun. 04, 2023
Efficient and effective staff at the St. Peters, MO, office.
- May. 20, 2023
Excellent friendly staff great selection of frames, doctor was super nice and friendly, got my glass... es in 7 days
- May. 18, 2023
Great group of people that are very easy to work with.
- Apr. 26, 2023
Got three of the boys annual vision checked today. Booked the appointment online this morning and gl... asses ordered this evening. Quick and professional!
- Apr. 25, 2023
I haven't had an eye exam in many years. I called to make an appointment with Crown Vision and they ... got me in the very next day, going over insurance and paper work was quick and easy. But not as easy as the exam! Their Optician Anne was so wonderful and helpful, extreamly efficient and professional. I was seen by Dr. John Konopik and he was great, extreamly imformative and explained everything step by step, you can tell this team really cares about their work and patient care. Thanks again !!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Patient and friendly staff. Very informative and helpful to me. Exam and waiting area was clean and ... neat.
- Jan. 22, 2023
All staff and the Doctor were wonderful!
- Oct. 20, 2022
Staff very professional & friendly -assistance with obtaining lens for my frames went well & receive... d within a week. Very satisfied with services received & would highly recommend, thanks!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Oct. 09, 2022
Good prescription
- Sep. 15, 2022
Your staff and Doc were great! Perfect fit every time! Love your place I travel far to visit your st... ore! So helpful everyone is
- Sep. 11, 2022
Great experience from start to finish.
- Apr. 25, 2022
The Dr. is great and the staff are very helpful. My son had his annual appt. and found out he has a... stigma Tim’s in each eye, so he had to get his first pair of glasses. The staff was very helpful during this process, and made it very easy.
- Apr. 16, 2022
I needed a new pair of glasses and just walked in to check out frames. I was told where to look and... let someone know if I needed help. I spent my time trying on various frames and then narrowed them down to 2. I asked the doctor for a recommendation and then talked to a technician to get pricing and measurements. I was told it would take 2 weeks to get my glasses but

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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 St. Peters 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 Crown Vision Center - St. Peters.

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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