Cataract procedure

Cataracts are very common and can affect your vision. A cataract is when the lens inside your eye goes cloudy. If cataracts are impairing your vision then this can be treated with a simple operation to replace the cloudy lens inside your eye  with an artificial lens. Often cataracts affect both eyes and surgery is completed first for one eye and then for the other eye if required.

Come in and have a cataract assessment at J. Oliver Radley Opticians.

We can support you at every step throughout the process.

  1. Referral for pre-op Assessment: We can refer you to an Ophthalmologist for a pre-op assessment, under the NHS if eligible or privately. An Ophthalmologist is a medically trained eye doctor, who can diagnose and treat eye conditions.
  2. Before your first eye is treated: After your initial pre-op assessment and before your operation, come into J. Oliver Radley Opticians for a temporary spectacle lens to be fitted into glasses for the first eye. This is to be worn for the first 6 weeks after you have had the surgery  and will protect your eye from the wind and provide extra comfort as your old spectacle lens may not work. A temporary spectacle lens is also recommended for your sunglasses.
  3. First eye operation happens: The first eye is operated on by the Ophthalmologist. This surgery is usually completed under local anaesthetic and takes from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.
  4. Post-op wear temporary glasses: Wear the spectacles with the temporary spectacle lens for your first eye. There may be an imbalance between your eyes after surgery.
  5. After 6 weeks check your first eye prescription: After 6 weeks your vision will have settled and you can have an eye examination at J. Oliver Radley Opticians to establish the new prescription for the first eye. The spectacle lens may need to be updated with this new prescription.
  6. Second eye pre-op: The second eye checked in a pre-op assessment, and treatment is requested if required
  7. Before your second eye is treated: After your pre-op assessment for your second eye and before surgery, come into J. Oliver Radley Opticians for a temporary spectacle lens for the second eye. The spectacles with this lens are to be worn for the first 6 weeks after you have had the surgery. They will protect your eye from the wind and provide comfort as your old spectacle lens may not work. A temporary spectacle lens is also recommended for your sunglasses.
  8. Second eye operation happens: The second eye is operated on by the Ophthalmologist.
  9. Post-op wear temporary spectacles: Wear the spectacles with the temporary spectacle lens for your second eye. There may be an imbalance between your eyes after surgery.
  10. After 6 weeks check your second eye prescription: Eye examination to be carried out after 6 weeks at J. Oliver Radley Opticians to establish the new prescription for the second eye. The spectacle lens may need to be updated with this new prescription for all spectacles, spare pairs and sunglasses to bring them all right up to date.

J. Oliver Radley Opticians

36 High Street
Buntingford
Hertfordshire
SG9 9AQ

T: 01763 273300
E: info@radleyopticians.com

Opening times

Tuesday8:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday8:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday8:00am - 6:30pm