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Don't Let Cataracts Steal Your Color

What are Cataracts?

Showing What it's Like to See With a Cataract vs Healthy Vision
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. This lens, located behind the iris, works like the lens of a camera. It focuses light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain.
Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through an old, cloudy film. A cataract can be the reason sharp objects become blurred, bright colors become dull, or seeing at night is more difficult. It may also be why reading glasses or bifocals are used to help you no longer seem to be effective.
Eye injury, certain diseases, or even some medications can cause clouding, but the majority of cataracts are simply the result of the natural aging process. Cataract surgery restores your vision and, in many ways, significantly improves your quality of life.

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Is Cataract Surgery Right for Me?

If you experience signs or symptoms of cataracts, take our interactive self-test to see if you are a candidate for cataract surgery then schedule an eye exam. The specialists at Shoreline Vision will review the options and help you choose the best solution for your unique eyes.

Cataract Procedure

Your doctor will create a tiny incision with the laser to break up the cataract and gently remove it from the eye. After removing the natural lens and cataract, an artificial lens (intraocular lens) will then be put into place. The intraocular lens takes over the job of the natural lens and allows you to see clearly.
Eye With a Clear LensEye With a CataractPlacing a New Lens Into an Eye

Intraocular Lens Options

The best way to treat a cataract is with surgery that removes the old, clouded lens and replacing it with a new, artificial lens. This lens will restore your vision and can significantly improve your quality of life. Depending on your lifestyle and specific vision needs, your doctor will recommend the best lens for you.
Monofocal IOL: This technology has been around for many years and has improved millions of patient’s vision. The monofocal IOL corrects your vision for one distance only. This means that you will continue to be dependent on glasses for some tasks.
Toric IOL: Toric lens implants are used in patients who have astigmatism in their eyes. The unique design of the new toric IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision.
Multifocal IOL: Multifocal lens implants are designed to improve your vision to see near, far, and everything in-between. Based on FDA clinical data, there is an 80% chance you will not have to wear eyeglasses again.

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Restore Your Vision With Cataract Surgery

If you can no longer take part in your favorite hobbies or tasks, talk to your eye doctor about cataract surgery. Shoreline Vision has been providing full spectrum eye care to West Michigan Lakeshore communities for more than 50 years. Our ophthalmologists provide the highest level of care to our patients and the most state-of-the-art technology available for cataract surgery.
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What our Cataract Patients Say

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They were very good at what they do. And they cared alot about you as a patient.
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The staff is very friendly and helpful. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Dr Rawlinson.
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Jan 30, 2023,
Very thorough and efficient through all facets of my examination.
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Jan 29, 2023,
Dr Wilson is patient and kind. The entire staff was wonderful
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Jan 29, 2023,
Just had my first appointment with Dr Reed. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Answered my questions with patience.
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Jan 29, 2023,
Professional service
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Jan 26, 2023,
Everyone was very professional and friendly and I was in and out in a very short time. I highly recommend Shoreline vision!!
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Jan 25, 2023,
super efficient, like his personality
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Jan 25, 2023,
Dr Jessica Wilson was kind, professional, and very attentive. I saw her as a new patient and was beyond happy with the care I received. I would highly recommend her and her office.
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Jan 25, 2023,
Dr Rawlinson is the best around.
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Jan 23, 2023,
Thank you for reaching out to my parents after I told you of their misunderstanding of previous response from your office. You are a awesome person and Dr.
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Jan 22, 2023,
Did not wait long! Very satisfied!
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Jan 21, 2023,
was so friendly and patient with me, made me feel extremely comfortable!!
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Jan 20, 2023,
I was greeted by friendly faces using my name. My wait in the office was minimal. My pre exam was efficient and all my questions were answered. The doctor who examined me was quick and thorough. I was not pressured to buy Eyewear. I would return to this office and recommend them.
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Jan 18, 2023,
Dr. John Oltean is great! Knowledgeable and Professional!
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Was very polite, answered all my questions, and took the time to explain what's going on.
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Friendly and helpful!
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Jan 15, 2023,
The process at the front door works great! Very friendly staff. I had an issue with an eye and they got me right in. Dr.Reed was very thorough in my exam, and I will certainly be going back!
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Staff and doctors are very accommodating
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Very friendly and helpful with my eye care .
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D.L.
Five Stars

Dr. Lee Webster is a very knowledgeable doctor. She and her staff are very warm, friendly and concerned with giving you the best eye care they can. Dr. Webster recently did cataract surgery on both my eyes, correcting my near-sightedness in the process. I love being able to drive or watch TV now without the need for glasses and I couldn't be happier with Dr. Webster and Shoreline Vision.

B.B.
Five Stars

My recent visits to Shoreline Vision for Cataract surgeries was in all respects the best overall medical experience I have had in all my years. As an engineering professional I appreciated the facility’s organization and smooth processes. The staff was very informative, caring, and knowledgeable in the sequence, hands on performance, and timing of both procedures. Good job Shoreline Vision and thank you to Doc. R. and all the staff there who helped me through my great vision improvement.

D.B.
Five Stars

I find Dr. Rawlinson very personable, patient, and informative. I had cataract surgery and was very nervous. He answered all my questions and treated me with the utmost kindness.

A.M.
Five Stars

Highly recommend Shoreline Vision whether you're looking for an eye examination/checkup or surgery. I have used this practice and Dr. Rawlinson for both -- my yearly eye exams and my cataract surgery and laser surgery. I went to Shoreline Vision after a bad experience at a very well known vision center in Grand Rapids. As the saying goes, "bigger is not always better" and I learned that the hard way. The staff and services at Shoreline Vision are exceptional.

J.M.
Five Stars

Expert professional care with Dr. Joel Oltean. Successful cataract surgery on both eyes. Long time patient. Nice waiting rooms, clean restrooms. Before Covid-19 a nice coffee & tea bar was available. Friendly, efficient staff.

J.G.
Five Stars

Excellent pre-op and post-op appointments. Dr. Barron is an excellent surgeon and cataract surgery went incredibly well. I would highly recommend Dr. Barron to anyone in need of eye surgery.

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