Laser Cataract

Laser Vision Correction — Live With Clarity

Located in Cache County, we proudly provide services to communities in and near Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, surrounding states and individuals across the United States. We provide services that include:

Refractive Lens Exchange
PRK laser eye surgery
SmILE laser vision correction
ICL
LASIK eye surgery

Laser Cataract Experience

What is a Cataract and How is It Treated?

The lens in the eye can become cloudy and hard, a condition known as a cataract. Cataracts can develop from normal aging, from an eye injury, or if you have taken medications known as steroids. Cataracts may cause blurred vision, dulled vision, sensitivity to light and glare, and/or ghost images. If the cataract changes vision so much that it interferes with your daily life, the cataract may need to be removed. With precision laser vision correction, Intraoperative Aberrometry (ORA) for precise lens selection, we offer the most sophisticated and minimally invasive approach ever developed to treat cataracts. At Monson Vision, this is elegant, microscopic, and painless, with the majority of laser vision corrections requiring no sutures and completed in a matter of minutes.

How Will Removing the Cataract Affect My Vision?

The goal of cataract removal surgery is to correct the decreased vision that was caused by the cataract. During the surgery, the Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) removes the cataract and puts in a new artificial lens called an intraocular lens or IOL. Cataract surgery will not correct other causes of decreased vision, such as glaucoma, diabetes, or age-related macular degeneration. Most people still need to wear glasses or contact lens after cataract surgery for either near and/or distance vision and astigmatism.

Make Treating Your Glaucoma a Part of Treating Your Cataract

For patients with glaucoma, Dr. Monson may add another step to your laser vision correction that allows your glaucoma to be treated in a completely new way. Cypass and iStent are among the world’s smallest medical implants, yet deliver big results.

Once diagnosed with glaucoma, you and most patients like you will spend the rest of their lives taking one, two or even three different medication drops. Unfortunately, you will need to use these drops every day, which will not only be inconvenient but can also get expensive. Cypass and iStent are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma treatment in those with mild or moderate glaucoma and may be placed at the time of your cataract procedure.

Your Vision Team

Dr. Monson is a world-class refractive surgeon. He comes to Northern Utah with years of experience in performing specialized ocular surgical procedures. Every year, thousands of patients choose Dr. Monson for their vision correction procedures because of his experience, expertise and the care he puts into his work. Along with his team of doctors, Monson Vision has more than five decades of combined experience in advanced ophthalmology surgery and premiere care.

Your Vision. Our Guarantee.

We stand by our procedures for life. In fact, we’re so confident in our vision outcomes, premiere technology and capability of our surgeons that we backup our results with our See Clearly Guarantee and Lifetime Vision Security.

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Am I a Candidate?

At Monson Vision, every cataract procedure is custom-tailored to the uniqueness of your eyes. Correcting your vision begins with a unique treatment plan created by proprietary eye-mapping technology. Our in-depth technology imaging suite rivals any in the United States and has been assembled with you in mind. It provides superior surgical planning and precision for exceptional custom outcomes. You’ll also meet personally with Dr. Monson in a detailed consultation to create a vision restoration procedure unique to your specific needs.
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Am I a candidate?

Because no two eyes are the same, we take a highly customized approach to your unique vision needs during our initial assessment. We call it the Monson Vision Ocular Analysis. Few eye-care centers in the United States take such an in-depth, detailed approach to the ocular imaging and assessment process.

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How Does it Work?

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Our Technology

Precise laser assistance, best-in-class technology, and innovative techniques create an exceptional formula for safety, care and superior surgical outcomes. It’s an experience you won’t find at many other centers across the nation.

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Laser Cataract

Few centers have technology this advanced.

  • Allegretto Wavefront Optimized Technology

    The Allegretto family of lasers are the fastest and most precise laser systems for visioncorrection available in the U.S. Wavelight lasers represent a new generation of refractive technology far more recently designed than other laser platforms. They use technology referred to as High Performance Vision Correction, intended to achieve exceptional visual results under all lighting situations, day and night. The laser employs what is called Perfect Pulse Technology® to safely and accurately control every single laser pulse from start to finish. The flexible performance of Allegretto Wavefront Optimized® LASIK technology enables the correction of each individual’s unique refractive errors while preserving the cornea’s natural shape, effectively reducing side effects such as poor night vision, glare and halos.

  • Thinner Than the Width of a Human Hair
    That’s the precision of correction to gently shape the surface of the cornea with light.
    Each laser vision correction procedure is customized for the refraction and corneal curvature of each patient. The focused light isn’t seen or felt, and imparts no burning sensation.
  • The Speed  of Sight 
    Monson Vision uses the fastest FDA-approved LASIK platform available in the country.
    Each “burst” of the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q 400Hz Laser lasts mere billionths of a second before the laser shifts to its next position—up to 100 times faster than some lasers.  A correction of one diopter requires just two seconds of treatment. Which means shorter procedure times with increased accuracy.
  • Results
    After the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser procedure, patients are able to experience corrected vision. The laser offers highly customized cornea reshaping for the best possible results from almost any type of laser vision correction.
    Clinical data presented to FDA showed that in a large group of patients, quality of night vision after treatment was better than night vision quality before treatment, with best glasses or contact lenses. This is a first in history.
  • Eye Tracker

    Eyes make constant involuntary movements, even in LASIK surgery. The WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser system includes a closed loop eye tracker that tracks the eye’s location during surgery to make sure that the eye has not moved before delivering the next pulse of laser energy. Eye movements are tracked with each laser pulse.

  • Perfect Pulse Technology

    Perfect Pulse Technology controls every single pulse transmitted by the laser to ensure the accuracy, safety and speed of the procedure. With this monitoring, only every fifth pulse overlaps the previous one, reducing the risks of overheating the cornea. This also adds to the speed, precision and safety offered by the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser system.

  • Why is VisuMax the best laser in its class?
    • More precise than any other femtosecond laser with positional accuracy ~3 microns rather than >6 with other, older femtosecond systems
    • Delivers better results at lower total energy outputs because the laser energy (fluence) is lower and more focused
    • Smart Bed treatment of the VisuMax is extremely sophisticated, helping maintain the perfect, gentle contact pressure optimal for flap creation
    • Curved contact surface employs a curved contact surface when rendering treatment to closely match the curve of the natural cornea
    • Much lower pressure than with all other femto systems and microkeratomes that is usually is accompanied by temporary loss of vision (a few seconds) — creating a better, more comfortable patient experience
    • For the engineers reading this description, the VisuMax delivery system is opto-electronic; all other femto systems use opto-mechanical design. This significant design difference allows greater positional accuracy and puts VisuMax in a class by itself. No other femto laser is capable of the spatial accuracy necessary for ReLeX SMILE.

Affordability

Our team is as proud of our financing as we are of our high-touch service and vision results. If laser vision correction is right for you, we believe covering the cost of the procedure shouldn’t jeopardize your ability to receive the highest quality vision correction procedures available anywhere.

To learn more about laser vision correction, get in touch with us today.