Cataract Surgery Specialist

InVision Eye Care

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, & LASIK & Laser Vision Correction Specialists located in Lakewood, Tom's River, and Ocean County, NJ

For residents in and around Lakewood, Tom's River, and Ocean County, NJ, InVision Eye Care offers diagnosis and care for cataracts. The doctors at our practice are specially trained to perform complex cataract surgery and provide patients with the innovative lifestyle lens implants.


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Cataract Surgery Q&A

What are Cataracts?

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a painless clouding of the human eye lens. It causes vision to be blurred as if looking through a dirty camera lens. As the cloudiness progresses, vision becomes increasingly blurred. The cataract formation interferes with the passage of light into the retina, which is located at the back of the eye. The retina is responsible for converting light into energy signals that are sent to the brain. Cataracts can cause a number of visual symptoms. These include:

  • Glare from the sun, headlights, and lamps
  • Dimming of vision requiring more light to see
  • Dulling of color vision, making it difficult to discern between black and navy, for example
  • Hazy, blurry or unclear vision
  • Difficulty reading small print
  • A shadow imaging in one eye
  • Frequently changing glasses prescriptions or glasses that don't seem to work.

What Causes Cataracts?

A cataract has many causes. These include; aging, genetics, poor diet, injury, ultraviolet exposure (such as with sunbathing), smoking, diseases such as diabetes, and the use of certain medications (like prednisone and others). Cataracts can occur at any age, from birth to later years.

When Should Cataracts be Removed?

Cataract surgery is performed when vision becomes affected. Years ago people needed to wait until their cataracts became hardened or “ripe” before surgery could be performed. But due to surgical advances, in the 21st Century, that’s no longer the case.

Sometimes, cataracts grow so slowly that people are unaware they’ve lost vision. In our office, we show patients live video imaging of a cataract to help them better understand, and actually see, what is occurring in the eye and how vision is affected.

What is Lifestyle Cataract Surgery?

Lifestyle cataract surgery offers patients the potential for an overall vision that is superior to what can be achieved with traditional cataract surgery. In addition to removing cataracts, lifestyle cataract surgery can simultaneously correct a patient’s other vision issues, such as: astigmatism, near-sightedness, and far-sightedness. With this procedure, once cataracts are removed, our highly-skilled physicians can implant the appropriate lens (the new EyehancePanOptix, Vivity, Symfony, Crystalens, Tecnis, Trulign and others) that can lessen, or even, eliminate a patient dependence on glasses. After lifestyle cataract surgery, many of our patients no longer require glasses or contacts for most activities. Smaller print reading may improve with glasses especially in dimmer lights.

To insure that patients get the best results from lifestyle cataract surgery, it is essential to select a practice with top-notch expertise and equipment. Specifically, patients should look for:

  • An experienced doctor with outstanding surgical skill. Dr. Hedaya not only taught cataract surgery at New York University Medical Center, but also has achieved extremely successful results for thousands of patients over the past thirty years.
  • State-of-the-art technologies are also key, including the femtosecond laser to enhance reproducibility of the procedure. We have pioneered the use of LenSx femtosecond laser in our cataract surgery.
  • An office equipped with the most advanced diagnostic equipment and software to enhance the predictability of post-operative results. Patients who visit InVision are extremely satisfied with our thorough evaluation and state-of-the-art technology.
  • The leading in office Dry Eye Center to optimize cataract surgery candidates with dry eyes to optimize their post operative results.
  • In-office laser vision correction capability is also important, as a small percent of patients may require a complimentary laser touch up procedure following cataract surgery, to obtain their best possible vision.
  • Use of effective affordable eye drops for cataract surgery with easy once a day post-op dosing. We utilize new medication technologies such as Dextenza.
  • A great surgical facility to ensure the best possible outcomes. We use Seashore Surgical Institute for our procedures. Seashore is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and has over a 95% patient satisfaction rating.

If you are considering cataract surgery, make your next step a visit our office. It will be well worth your while, and you will learn much about the uniqueness of your eyes.

Why Have Our Doctors Perform Your Cataract Surgery?

Our focus is on the quality and range of vision you achieve after cataract surgery. We limit the number of surgeries we perform in a day to better concentrate on you as an individual. There is also comfort in knowing our doctors have been performing cataract surgery for over three decades with a record of over 20,000 successful procedures and a documented very low complication rate.

Our reputation for excellence is built on a successful integration of several key elements. It starts with a questionnaire focused on your lifestyle needs and expectations. We use a number of sophisticated diagnostic imaging devices that analyze your eye from the front to the back for important measurements as well as a complete eye health analysis. Our next goal is to match each patient with the most appropriate cataract lens implant(s). Using outstanding computer graphics, we help you visualize what the cataract lens implant can accomplish. During surgery we use the most refined, gentle surgical techniques, including the use of exacting femto second lasers, to achieve our goals. We also modify our preoperative and postoperative medications, to prevent complications, reduce the number of eye drops needed, as well as the cost of the eye drops.

The patient's experience with our detailed evaluation has resulted in a good level of comfort and assurance for an operation most patients would otherwise experience anxiety.

Furthermore, our cataract surgeons are not only surgeons, but were teachers of other surgeons as well. Dr. Hedaya served as a Clinical Instructor of cataract surgery at the New York University Medical Center. Dr. Ragam served as Chief Resident at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary where she also taught cataract surgery. They are both cataract specialists.

Should you have an interest in technology, explore the extraordinary instruments we use for evaluation and surgery; it will give you a better sense of what we do. These include advanced computer measurements using the Zeiss IOL Master 700 (1), Zeiss Callisto markerless tracking, the Marco OPD3, the Lensx Femtosecond Laser for laser cataract surgery, and others.

As a final note, we offer added value to your cataract surgery by being one of the very few practices to offer in office laser vision correction adjustments for our lifestyle cataract surgery patients. Due to our excellent preoperative measurements, this however is rarely necessary. Laser treatments average under 3 seconds.



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