Introduction Videos

At Coastal Vision Center, enhancing your vision is our highest priority, and we use the most up-to-date technology to examine your eyes to verify their health or need for medical or surgical intervention. If cataract surgery has been recommended, you have come to the right place! Dr. Russell Stackhouse and Dr. Capritta Roberts are both board-certified ophthalmologists that specialize in cataract surgery and lens replacements, performing almost 3000 total surgeries each year.

This series of videos introduces Drs. Stackhouse and Roberts with Coastal Vision Center and also explains cataract surgery in detail, along with discussing the upgraded lenses and procedures available to you. Our surgeons and staff are here to answer any questions you might have, and we are excited to help to provide you with a clearer tomorrow!

Cataract Surgery Fernandina Beach

Coastal Vision Center Cataract Surgery Specialists

About 3.8 million cataract procedures are performed every year in the United States and Coastal Vision Center contributes heavily to that number Dr. Stackhouse is a highly skilled and experienced cataract surgeon, but he will give you the unique and specialized care you deserve. Cataracts occur as a normal aging process of the eye, and are predominantly seen in those aged 55 and older. That means the Baby Boomers are currently the generation experiencing the symptoms of cataracts. We are here to help you understand more about the condition and find out your options.

How Do I Know If I Need Cataract Surgery?

At first, cataracts are mild and without symptoms.. As they progresses, the symptoms will become more apparent and the question will come up as to whether or not you should have surgery. There are signs to look out for, but ultimately you should discuss your options with your eye care specialist. Surgery may be considered if:

  • Your vision is blurry or dim
  • You feel unsafe driving at night due to glare or halos
  • You need more light to read
  • Your glasses prescription is changing rapidly
  • You find the clarity of your vision has decreased

If you have any of these symptoms, call us. Cataract surgery may improve your vision dramatically.

Choosing the Best Implant for Cataract Surgery

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye's natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. IOLs also are used for a type of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.

Here are the types of IOLs

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How To Choose The Right Cataract Surgeon

Choosing a surgeon is an important step in the process for your eye surgery. It can affect many areas of the process and determine how well your experience goes. We have listed the steps to choosing the right cataract surgeon for the procedure you will undergo.

  • Speak with your regular eye doctor to see if they can refer you to a particular surgeon.
  • Contact family and friends who have had the surgery done to see their experience with their surgeon and what their results were.
  • Search on the Internet for local eye surgeons and read the reviews.

We are confident that these steps will lead you right back here to Coastal Vision Center.

Coastal Vision Center Surgeons

Coastal Vision Center surgeons care about their patients having an excellent experience and will answer any questions you have about the procedures offered here. The doctors and staff are knowledgeable in their trade and use state-of-the-art technology. Schedule your appointment today for a consultation.