Harman Eye Center in Virginia is setting the Standard in Laser Cataract Surgery
Lynchburg, VA (May 30, 2019) —- Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and preserving vision, has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. This month-long event helps raise awareness about cataracts, including educating the public on the signs and symptoms of a cataract and the different surgery options available to patients.
According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for over 50% of world blindness.
Cataracts are a natural result of aging. They are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and more than half of all Americans will develop a cataract by the time they reach 80 years of age.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. A cataract blocks or alters the way the light enters the eye and results in images appearing blurry or cloudy, like looking through fogged glass. Cataracts usually develop slowly and the changes to vision are not immediately noticed. Eventually, however, the vision becomes clouded enough to make everyday tasks difficult, such as reading, driving (especially at night), or seeing facial expressions. At this point, cataract surgery is usually the best option. Thanks to advances in technology, cataract surgery is safer and more precise than ever, offering better outcomes and shorter recover times than cataract surgery in the past.
Following a cataract diagnosis, David M. Harman, M.D and his staff will discuss the different lens implants available and recommend the best implant based on a patient’s lifestyle. With the assistance of laser assisted technology, Dr. Harman uses the VICTUS laser system to create a blade-free incision in the eye and then break up and remove the cataract. A new artificial lens is placed in the eye after the cataract is completely removed. With the use of premium lenses, many patients may see clearly without the use of glasses or contacts following cataract surgery.
“At Harman Eye Center, we strive to provide our patients with the best care possible, catered to their lifestyle and needs, so they can achieve the outcomes they truly desire.” –David M. Harman, MD
Harman Eye has its very own Surgery Center which is the area’s first and only ambulatory surgery center dedicated to eye surgery. The surgery center is Medicare-certified and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and is conveniently located next to Harman Eye Center’s main office in Forest. The highly trained and experienced staff is focused on your care and comfort to leave you feeling confident about your procedure. Harman Eye Center is happy to offer patients access to this contemporary medical facility, which provides a safe, convenient, and affordable alternative to having your eye surgery performed at a traditional hospital.
To schedule an appointment at Harman Eye Center, please visit HarmanEye.com or call 1.800.467.EYE1 (3931).
About Harman Eye Center
Harman Eye Center was founded in 1988 by David M. Harman M.D. We focus on providing the highest quality eye care and superior service to our patients. We have since grown to include nine locations throughout Central Virginia and have established our own Harman Eye Surgery Center. Our success is attributed to our patient-focused, specialized care and our commitment to staying at the forefront of proven ophthalmic technology.
Harman Eye Center specializes in laser cataract surgery with premium IOLs, LASIK laser vision correction, diagnoses and treatment of glaucoma and retinal diseases, dry eye treatment, cosmetic eye surgery and general eye care.
Harman Eye Center
1825 Graves Mill Road
Forest, VA 24551