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The decision to have cataract surgery is personal and should be based on your own lifestyle. Cloudy vision sometimes will interfere with the things you need to do, such as driving, reading or working. When this occurs, you may want to consider having surgery. Keep in mind that there is no right time to have cataract surgery. In almost all cases, the results of the surgery will be the same no matter when you have it.

Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, laser treatments or surgery. Eye drops are very commonly used to lower eye pressure. There are a wide variety of drops used, which vary in price and dosing schedules. Laser procedures also can treat many cases of glaucoma without the unpleasant side effects of some eye drops. Surgery is usually reserved for more severe cases of glaucoma that cannot be controlled with eye drops or lasers.

Since drooping eyelids interfere with the field of vision and diminish the amount of light entering the eye, most insurance companies will cover eyelid surgery. The field of vision must be measured, the eyelids taped up and the test repeated. If this demonstrates at least a certain degree of vision loss, it may meet the insurance company’s requirements for eligibility.

If you are over 21, wear glasses to see at distance, have otherwise healthy eyes and have not had a change in your prescription for at least six months, you may be a candidate for Lasik. More specific testing can be done in the office to further determine if Lasik surgery is for you.

Absolutely, especially with no-line bifocals. There is a dramatic difference between brands of progressive lenses in relation to the quality of transition from distance to near. Many people who have tried no-line bifocals have failed to become comfortable wearing them due to brand and fit.

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  • Very professional office, staff and doctor.

  • I did not always know why I was doing some procedures but the end result was great and much better than expected.

  • I trust Dr.Croley with my eyes. He is the best eye doctor I have ever been to. He is genuinely concerned about my pressures and being diabetic he keeps track of any changes. I would and have recommended him to my friends. I feel blessed that Dr. Croley is looking after me.

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  • Very pleased and love the entire staff. Will highly recommend Dr. Croley. I have good results.

  • I’m now excited to get the other eye done.

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The Cataract & Refractive
Institute of Florida

James E. Croley III, M.D.

Office Hours

  • Monday

    7:30am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 7:30am in Cape Coral.

  • Tuesday

    8:00am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley performs surgeries on this day.

  • Wednesday

    7:30am – 4:00pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 7:30am in Cape Coral.

  • Thursday

    8:00am – 3:30pm
    Dr. Croley sees patients at 8:30am in Lehigh.

  • Friday

    8:00am – 3:30pm
    Dr. Croley alternates also in Bonita & Cape Coral.

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