Refractive Cataract Surgery in Sioux Falls, SD

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Refractive Cataract Surgery

Cataracts (the clouding of the eyes' natural lens) affect many individuals over the age of 55. But at ART Vision, we offer comprehensive diagnostic care, advanced technology, extreme precision, and cutting-edge treatment options so that our patients' lives do not have to be affected by poor vision. During a consultation at our Sioux Falls, SD facility, our team will discuss your medical history and lifestyle before determining if refractive cataract surgery is a good choice for you. The advanced technology used to complete refractive cataract surgery helps offer incredible speed and precision when used by a skilled ophthalmologist surgeon, like Dr. Alison Tendler.

Best Candidates

Candidates for refractive cataract surgery are healthy individuals who wish to minimize their dependence on glasses. This advanced cataract surgery can be used on those with presbyopia, astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.

Lens Choices

Distance and Near Lens-Based Surgery (Insurance + Elective)
If you desire the best possible distance and near vision and would like to wear glasses as little as possible, this option is for you. Advanced technology is used to help determine candidacy and will be used to help determine the best lens for meeting your distance and near goals, including astigmatism. This option provides the lowest use of glasses for distance AND reading vision. Glasses will still be needed in special circumstances, such as reading fine print or reading at arm's length (10 – 15% of the time).

Distance Only Lens-Based Surgery (Insurance + Elective)
If you desire the best possible distance vision and are satisfied with wearing reading glasses for near and intermediate tasks, this option is for you. Advanced technology will be used to help determine the precise lens for meeting your distance needs, including astigmatism. This option provides the lowest use of distance glasses but does NOT help near or reading vision.


For both of the above options, you will receive extended follow up care and a laser enhancement if needed for up to two years following surgery to maximize your vision result.

Procedure Technique

Refractive cataract surgery is performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facility as an outpatient procedure. You will be able to return home soon after your procedure is performed. The procedure technique used to complete refractive cataract surgery is very similar to that of traditional cataract removal surgery with increased precision and accuracy to help reach your best vision.


The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes.  Once completed, patients relax for about 10-20 minutes and can then be discharge home with a driver.  No eye shield or patch is needed except for at bedtime.


When your surgery is complete, you may be given an eye patch or protective cover to wear during your recovery. A member of our team will provide you with detailed instructions, including how to administer and how long to use eye drops that will likely be prescribed to you following surgery. Remember not to touch, rub, scratch, or push on your eye while it is healing. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled before you leave our facility to return home. It is important that you attend each of these visits so that Dr. Tendler can check on the progress of your recovery.


After initial healing is complete, if vision fine-tuning is deemed necessary, Dr. Tendler will utilize laser technology for the final touches. The application of laser technology to refractive cataract surgery (when needed) allows for extra care and attention as well as amplified outcomes.

Advanced Solutions

While cataracts can greatly affect your vision, you do not have to let them affect how you want to live your best life. With the help of refractive cataract surgery at ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD, your cataracts can be treated and your vision can be restored an so you can visually live a more youthful life with less dependence upon your glasses. We offer comprehensive diagnostic care and numerous treatment options, as well as a very experienced surgeon, Dr. Alison Tendler. Schedule your consultation today to learn how we can help you See the World Better and See Yourself Better.

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