Preparing for your consultation
Please remove hard contact lenses 14 days prior and soft contact lenses 7
days prior to your cataract surgery consultation.
Please bring your current glasses and/or contacts to your examination.
Please complete and bring the patient registration form and medical history
form that will be mailed to you prior to your appointment.
Your eyes will be dilated during the examination. Therefore, bring
sunglasses or someone to assist you if you will be driving home after the
Specially trained technicians and optometrists who are part of Dr.
Shingleton's team will perform a complete history and eye examination.
Microscopic measurement of the shape of your cornea (keratometry) will be
performed and supported by corneal topography, if needed.
A precise measurement of the length of your eye will be taken by state-of-the-art ultrasound
and or IOLMaster techniques.
Dr. Shingleton will review all tests, examine your eyes and determine if
cataract surgery is indicated. He will review all the findings with you and
answer any questions you may have.
The entire examination is painless and takes two to three hours.
Scheduling your cataract surgery
Dr. Shingleton's surgical
coordinator will schedule your cataract surgery and postoperative office
examinations. All patients are provided a cataract surgery information
Dr. Shingleton has a world-wide referral practice and works closely with many eye specialists in this
country and abroad to provide cataract surgical care. For most patients, Dr.
Shingleton and his team also provide the postoperative care. For some patients, a
portion of follow-up care is provided by your primary eye care doctor to
maximize convenience for the patient. For certain patients of doctors who work
regularly with Dr. Shingleton, your local eye doctor will provide all
postoperative care. For all patients, Dr. Shingleton performs the cataract
surgical procedure and is available for any postoperative need that may develop.
Our goal is to provide you with the safest, highest
quality and most convenient cataract surgery. We strive to consolidate your care
in your local area and make your cataract surgery comfortable and