Preparing for a Cataract Consultation
5 ways to prepare for your cataract consultation.
A cataract consultation is your first step to life after cataracts. This is your opportunity to learn about treatment options and to ask your doctor any important questions.
Prepare your medical history and bring a list of medications.
Include prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins. Be prepared to discuss any health or eye conditions that may have impacted family members.
Write down a list of questions.
Be prepared to ask your doctor about any questions you may have about cataracts, treatment options, surgery and recovery.
Think about how you use your vision in your everyday life and explore different lens treatment options.
What do you love to do and what does your vision potentially prevent you from doing? What activities are most important to you? Answers to these questions will help you to decide your lens treatment option.
Learn about the difference between laser-assisted and manual cataract surgery.
You have two important decisions to make when it comes to your cataract surgery: how your new lens is implanted and what type of lens is implanted. Ask your doctor what is available and what is best for you.
Arrange for a relative or friend to attend the appointment with you.
You will receive a lot of important information at your cataract consultation, and it may be helpful to have a relative or friend by your side.