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What if we had a choice?

If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts.

Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before.

Thanks to outstanding diagnostic instruments, eye care professionals can pick the exact power lens to put in your eye. Not only does the surgery rid you of a cloudy lens, you may no longer have a problem seeing distance or near.

While these lenses are not without some limitations, for the proper patient, there are several lens types that provide very functional distance and near vision without spectacles. Approximately 90% of people achieve 20/40 vision or better following cataract surgery.

Now you say, “I like the new lens part, but surgery on the eye is scary.” Yes, it can be. Cataract extraction is the most common eye surgery performed, and that is largely due to the high prevalence of cataract disease.

Fortunately, there is a laser that takes care of three of the five steps involved in cataract surgery. This laser makes the surgery safer and more predictable.

So, if you are granted the wish to pick your eye disease, pick cataracts because treatment may have you seeing better than ever before.

Redmond Eye Doctors has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose cataracts in our Redmond office. For more information and an evaluation, please schedule an appointment with your eye care provider and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Guest post by Jim Owen, OD, FAAO of Vision Source-Encinitas Optometry in Encinitas, CA.

Important Insurance Changes

Dear patients, After much consideration, we are making a change with Vision Service Plan (VSP). As of October 1, 2021, Redmond Eye Doctors is moving from "in-network" to "out-of-network". The continuing changes in your VSP insurance and restriction placed on us as providers has been frustrating. We considered many options, and the choice was clear. Being independent of managed care plans will allow us to provide the level of care you have come to expect from Redmond Eye Doctors, without restrictions or limitations from your vision insurance. While we may not be "in network" with VSP, we want to take care of you! We offer many discounts to patients when payment is made on the date of service.

  • Discounts on routine vision exams that includes a comprehensive eye health check and glasses prescription.
  • Discounts on glasses made with quality, independently owned frame manufacturers and lens labs. 20% OFF your first pair, 30% OFF all additional pairs.
  • Seasonal specials - like our Annual SunSational Sale and Computer Blues Sale.

We are happy to provide all the forms and receipts to self-submit for out of network reimbursement. Also, vision plans have no effect on medical visits such as dry eye treatments, diabetes exams and glaucoma checks. We are still part of most major medical plans. For more information on how this will affect your specific situation, please call us at 425-885-7363.