Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery in Springfield

Cataract surgery lens diagram

Basic cataract surgery at Missouri Eye Institute utilizes single-focus, or monofocal, intraocular lens implants (IOLs). Monofocal IOLs allow the eyes to focus at one focal point. Basic cataract surgery is typically covered by Medicare and most insurance policies with the main goal being simply to remove the cloudy cataract. Basic cataract surgery utilizes a monofocal IOL to correct all or most of your nearsightedness or farsightness (if you have astigmatism, you may require some distance eyeglasses to see your best), but reading glasses, bifocals, or trifocals will be required after surgery in order to see well for near and mid-range distances. Glasses can usually be prescribed by your local optometrist about one month after your final cataract surgery.

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Missouri Eye Institute performs cataract surgery at surgical centers in Springfield, Branson, and Joplin, and provides cataract surgeries at hospitals in Springfield, Bolivar, Monett, and Houston to make your care as convenient as possible. We can also coordinate your care after cataract surgery with your local optometrist in order to make the post-operative care convenient for you.

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5 star review

Very professional and friendly. I have been here twice in the last two years and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Ed A.
5 star review

Staff was informative and caring. They explained what to expect at every step of the procedure. Lots of caring and information.

Peggy W.
5 star review

The entire staff at MEI was very kind and professional. I highly recommend them for your eye care. Very friendly!

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1531 E Bradford Parkway Ste 100
Springfield, MO 65804


1000 James F. Epps Rd Ste 2
Branson, MO 65616


4500 E 32nd St
Joplin, MO 64804


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