Frequently Asked Questions

At Makris Vision Group, we are here to help with any questions you may have. Click on the question to view a video answer. If your question is not listed here, contact us!

About Cataracts


Why do you get cataracts?

Are there different types of cataracts?

What happens if cataracts go untreated?

How fast do cataracts grow?

Do cataracts grow back?

Can you prevent cataracts?

What are the symptoms of cataracts?


About Cataract Surgery


Is cataract surgery major surgery?

Is cataract surgery painful?

Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?

When should I have cataract surgery?

What implant should I choose for my cataract surgery?

Do you perform surgery on both eyes at once?

What is the success rate of cataract surgery?

Can you get cataract surgery too early?

How do you decide which eye to perform cataract surgery on first?

Does cataract surgery cure astigmatism?

Is cataract surgery the same as lens replacement surgery?

What kind of lens implant is used in cataract surgery?

Are there any new developments in cataract surgery?


After Cataract Surgery


How long does it take to heal after cataract surgery?

Do I have to wear glasses after cataract surgery?

Do I have to wear sunglasses after cataract surgery?

How should I sleep after cataract surgery?

Why is my vision cloudy after cataract surgery?

Does eye pressure increase after cataract surgery?

Are there side effects to cataract surgery?

Can I watch TV after cataract surgery?

What restrictions are there after cataract surgery?

Will I be awake during cataract surgery?

What should I expect after cataract surgery?


General Eye Health Questions


What diseases can an ophthalmologist detect?

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Can you detect diabetes in an eye exam?

Does exercise lower eye pressure and glaucoma risk?

Why does everything seem blurry, hazy, and less colorful in general?

Does eye strain from reading cause damage to the eyes?

What effect does increased screen time have on children’s eyes?

What kind of UV protection do I need in my sunglasses?

Why do my eyes feel tired after extended periods of using my computer or phone?

Are anti-glare screens beneficial to long term eye health?


Ask Dr. Lawrence, Our Optometrist


Can I wear my contacts to bed?

What does it mean to have 20/20 vision?

What happens during a routine eye exam?

How often should I have my eyes checked?

What causes fluctuation in vision?


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Judith B.

Really good group of people. I was very satisfied that there was not a lot of waiting.

Mary V.

Very friendly staff and Dr. Makris is the best ophthalmologist around. The staff is well trained and efficient and Dr. Makris has many years of experience. Great overall experience!

Amanda C.