What Is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the natural clear lens of the eye. When this happens, the amount of light entering the eye is decreased, and vision becomes reduced. Cataracts are a normal part of aging; some cataracts progress slowly while others can quickly affect vision.

The best way to treat a cataract is to remove it and replace it with an artificial lens implant. Once the cataract has been removed a tiny intraocular lens (IOL) implant replaces your cloudy cataract to restore your vision. This unique implantable lens significantly improves vision after cataract surgeries giving you the ability enjoy an active lifestyle with an increased freedom from glasses.  

Claris Eye Care & Surgery: Cataract Surgery Experts

Claris Eye Care & Surgery has a remarkable outpatient procedure with premium lens cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful procedures performed in the United States today. In fact, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery reports that cataract surgery with premium lens implants has successfully improved the vision of over 98% of patients.

Premium Lens: Advanced IOL Technology

Recent advances in IOL technology give cataract patients the option of choosing a premium lens that provides a full range of vision unlike the standard design of a monofocal lens. Our premium lenses, ReSTOR® and Toric® are designed to improve your vision to see near, far and in between or to correct astigmatism and improve your distance vision.

We have the perfect partnership for premium lens procedures with the femtosecond laser, as premium lenses require exquisite central placement. With our highly advanced femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery we can create incisions more precisely to soften the cataract lens, reducing several variables affecting placement, decreasing postoperative healing time and increasing safety.

Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery Packages from Claris Eye Care & Surgery

The goal of our “Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery” packages is to offer the newest surgical techniques and the best opportunity to see without glasses for many activities. The options are many, but our goal is singular: improved vision.

  • Standard Cataract Surgery: Manual incision and removal of cataract with insertion of a standard single vision lens. Ultrasound used for removal of cataract. Glasses still needed post-surgery.
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery: Optiview Refractive Analysis (ORA) intraoperative wavefront analysis to confirm or revise intraocular lens power; Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) to look for macular disease; iTrace to assess internal irregularities of vision; Pentacam to measure true corneal power after refractive surgery and arcuate keratotomy for astigmatism correction and enhancement, if needed.
  • Laser Assisted Package: Femtosecond laser used for precision, safety and low astigmatism correction.
  • Astigmatism Package: Femtosecond laser assisted with Toric® single vision lens implant to improve distance or near vision.
  • Advanced Multifocal Lens Package: Femtosecond laser assisted with multifocal lens implant to improve distance, intermediate and near vision.
  • Previous Laser Vision Correction Package: Multiple measurements and diagnostics. Advanced calculations for best single vision lens implant.

Premium Lens and Cataract Surgery Specialists

For over 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Dr. Carlson with their eyes. He is a Mayo Clinic trained and board certified ophthalmologist and among the first to work in laser vision correction.

He is the top-ranking vision correction specialist and cataract surgeon in the Minnesota region. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlson for cataract surgery and rest assured you will be in the most capable, experienced and trusted hands.

If you have questions about a multifocal premium lens procedure, pricing or to schedule an appointment please contact as soon as possible.

Premium Lens Pricing

When you work with Claris, the price quoted for the surgical insertion of a multifocal lens is the price you pay. If your eyes require surgical enhancement procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, those procedures are covered for up to one year after the surgery.

Fees vary depending on the type of lens being used but include both the professional fee and the cost of the multifocal lens. We offer several financing plans through Care Credit. To apply, call Care Credit directly at 800-677-0718 or click on the HERE!



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