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Doylestown, PA

501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-230-9200
Fax: 215-230-9292

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Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7 am- 8pm
Friday 7am – 5pm
*Saturday (3rd Saturday of the Month) 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hopewell, NJ

2 Capital Way
Ste 326
Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-882-8833
Fax: 609-882-0077

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Monday 7am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
*Saturday (1st and 4th Saturdays of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hamilton, NJ

1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Ste 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-890-0772
Fax: 609-890-0774

Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm
*Saturday (1st Saturday of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

How Cataract Surgery Can Make You Safer on the Road

Happy Couple Driving Safely after Cataract Surgery

Studies reveal that about 25 percent of drivers are on the road right now with unaddressed vision problems. This includes many men and women who are driving while suffering from cataracts. Patients can experience a number of significant benefits through modern cataract surgery, including making driving far safer for themselves and for other people on the road.

Many people delay visiting an eye doctor for cataract surgery. A primary reason is because the symptoms of cataracts usually develop fairly slowly over a more extended period of time. But the numbers don’t lie: the majority of women and men who reach the age of 80 will suffer from cataracts as a natural part of aging. Routine eye care ensures that you are aware of the state of your overall eye health, including the development of cataracts.

Benefits of Modern Cataract Surgery

Modern cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed today. It is typically an out-patient procedure undertaken by an eye doctor known as an ophthalmologist. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia, and typically only takes a few minutes per eye. At the heart of the procedure is the removal of the cataract and the placement of what is known as an intraocular lens implant to restore clear vision once again.

Research has revealed that cataract surgery can provide patients significant lifestyle improvements on virtually all fronts. Cataract surgery, and the improved vision provided by the relatively straightforward procedure, can improve an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Cataract surgery enables patients to participate in the full spectrum of activities of daily living. This includes everything from preparing meals to reading to viewing television to driving. 

Cataract Surgery and Safe Driving

A recent study in Australia showed that when driving, near misses and crashes decreased by 48 percent after cataract surgery.

Even though more significant impairment associated with cataracts may take years to develop, research reveals that even in the earlier stages of the condition, drivers will experience problems with night vision. Colors become duller, which is problematic when many street signs and signals are color-based. In addition, even in the earlier stages of cataracts, a person’s vision becomes less sharp, which can increase risks of accidents when driving.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are in need of a routine eye care appointment, or if you have questions or concerns about cataracts, schedule an appointment today with an experienced eye doctor at Matossian Eye Associates. You can schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you by calling (800) 708-8800.

Contact Us

Doylestown, PA
501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-230-9200

Fax: 215-230-9292

Hopewell, NJ
Two Capital Way
Suite 326
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-882-8833

Fax: 609-882-0077

Hamilton, NJ
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-890-0772

Fax: 609-890-0774

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