State-Of-The-Art Cataract Surgery

Outlook Eyecare was founded with the goal of offering top quality, comprehensive eye care for people in our community. If you are looking for an eye doctor, our optometrists and ophthalmologists are the choice of people from Monroe Township, and Princeton, NJ and surrounding communities. They are at the forefront of their fields, with an unparalleled combination of credentials and experience


Cataracts are the main cause of vision loss in men and women aged 55 and older. Our ophthalmologists at Outlook Eyecare perform cataract surgery using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest surgical techniques. If you’re suffering from cataracts or other eye problems, our doctors offer unparalleled experience and provide professional, comprehensive eye care services in a welcoming environment.

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is the age-related thickening and clouding of the eye’s natural lens. When you’re born, the eye’s natural lens is clear, focusing light on the back of the eye to form a sharp image. Vision loss from cataracts is gradual and often goes unnoticed as we age. For this reason, many older patients are unaware that they have developed cataracts. Looking through a cloudy lens is like looking through a dirty windshield. Many people with cataracts experience difficulty with night driving, including glare, halos, and an inability to read signs as well as they did in the past. Their perception of color may also become dull.

Our ophthalmologists at Outlook Eyecare review your medical history and perform a thorough eye examination. Although cataracts don’t harm the eye, it can decrease your quality of life and may worsen faster in people with diabetes. Cataracts are associated with aging, certain diseases, eye injury, and some medications. We’ll go over all the benefits and risks, answer any questions, and address any concerns you may have about cataract surgery.

How Cataract Surgery Works

During cataract surgery, we replace the eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens, typically made of acrylic. We use IV sedation and anesthetic eye drops — most patients are surprised that their cataract surgery is a pain-free experience.

When replacing the eye’s lens, there are several options to choose from. Traditional lens options, that are covered by Medicare and private insurance, effectively correct your vision, but you may need progressive or bifocal glasses after surgery to achieve your best distance and near vision. Toric lenses, which are not covered by insurance, can eliminate astigmatism, so you don’t need to wear distance glasses after surgery. Multifocal lenses, such as ReSTOR® & TECNIS® Multifocals, give you the widest range of clear vision without glasses, although you should still expect to wear glasses for very fine print.

Based on your specific needs and lifestyle, we can help you decide which lens works best for you. Surgeries are performed at the Surgery Center of Central New Jersey, an eye surgery facility operated by the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital.



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Based on your specific needs and lifestyle, we can help you decide which lens works best for you. Surgeries are performed at the Surgery Center of Central New Jersey, an eye surgery facility operated by the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital.

Recovery and Results

After cataract surgery, you’ll rest for about an hour before you go home. Typically, you’ll return to our office within 24 hours and one of our optometrists or ophthalmologists will examine your eye. You will also use prescription eye drops to help your eye heal and protect it from infection. You may need to wear a protective shield on your eye for a few days to prevent you from rubbing it, especially at night

Everyone heals at their own pace, but most patients see and feel well enough to return to their usual activities the day after surgery. Once you have received surgery on both eyes, you should experience the clearer vision you had before cataracts. If you choose premium intraocular lenses, your vision may be even better than before.

Contact Us To Learn More About Cataract Surgery

At Outlook Eyecare, our team of dedicated eye care professionals is dedicated to providing top-quality, comprehensive eye care to patients in Central New Jersey. To learn more about cataract surgery and the other services we offer, contact us online or call our Monroe Township office at 609-409-2777 or our Princeton office at 609-419-1920. We look forward to meeting you and serving all your eye care needs.



Why Choose Us?

People prefer Outlook Eyecare for many reasons including our:

  • Team of board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologists
  • Boutique-style practice centered on personalized eye care
  • Comprehensive offering of services
  • State-of-the-art technology & techniques
  • On-site optical shop
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About Cataracts

A cataract is the age-related thickening and clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts are the main cause of vision loss in men and women age 55 and older. Although cataracts are associated with aging, there are other causes, such as certain diseases, eye injury, and some medications.

Vision loss from cataracts is gradual and often goes unnoticed as we age. For this reason, many older patients are unaware that they have developed cataracts. Typical symptoms of cataracts include: cloudy vision, glare and halos around lights, and the perception of color as very dull.

See how cataracts can affect vision and learn about surgical treatment.



Cataract Surgery

Our cataract surgeries are performed at the Surgery Center of Central New Jersey. This center and its staff are dedicated strictly to eye surgery, and it is operated by the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital.

IV sedation and anesthetic eyedrops are used and most patients actually remark that their cataract surgery was a pleasant experience



Recovery and Results

After the procedure you’ll rest for a short while before you go home. One of our optometrists or ophthalmologists will typically examine your eye within 24 hours. You’ll need to use prescription eye drops to guard against infection and help your eye heal. For a few days, you may need to wear a protective shield, especially at night to prevent you from rubbing your eye.

Everyone heals at his or her own pace; most patients see well enough to return to most of their routine activities the day after surgery. Once both eyes have been treated, you should experience the clearer vision you had before cataracts, and in the case of premium IOLs, your vision may be even better than before.




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Monroe Township
Outlook Eyecare
5 Centre Drive #1B
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: (609) 409-2777


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Outlook Eyecare
100 Canal Pointe Boulevard #100
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 419-1920



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