Cataract Surgery in Fort Myers, Florida

The Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida is your trusted destination for cataract surgery in Fort Myers. Our experienced team, led by Dr. James E. Croley III, is dedicated to providing top-quality eye care with a focus on restoring your vision and improving your quality of life.

With the latest technology and techniques, we offer personalized cataract treatment plans designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re experiencing blurred vision, difficulty with night driving, or other symptoms of cataracts, our comprehensive approach ensures effective and safe treatment. Discover clear vision again with our expert cataract surgery services in Fort Myers, FL.

Schedule a consultation today by calling us at (239) 772-2122 or using our online contact form.

Types of Cataract Surgery

There are two basic types of cataract surgery.

Intracapsular Cataract Extraction

The removal of the whole lens in one piece. A large incision is made in the eye and a cryoprobe is placed on the capsule of the lens. The whole lens is removed in one piece. The wound is closed with several sutures. This procedure is not used in the United States any longer.

Extracapsular Cataract Extraction

The removal of the cloudy lens material leaving the clear capsule inside the eye. This capsule is used to hold the intraocular lens in place inside the eye. An opening is made in the anterior capsule and the lens material is removed from the eye. This requires a medium-sized incision in the eye.

How do You Know Which Cataract Operation Is Best For You?

In order for you to know which is the right cataract procedure for you, you first need a complete thorough eye exam and proper testing of your eyes. There is a possibility that you don’t even need cataract surgery, you may only need a new eyeglass prescription to correct your vision.

As stated before, there is never a requirement or need for cataract surgery except in very rare circumstances. You only need to consider cataract surgery when your vision is blurred to a level that limits your lifestyle or ability to work. You should never have cataract surgery because some eye doctors say that is time for your cataract surgery (they need a new car), it needs to be done now or it will harm your eye, or that you need cataract surgery just because they say so.

The bottom line is that cataract surgery is an elective operation except in rare circumstances, it is always your choice of when to have surgery.

Schedule a Cataract Surgery Consultation in Fort Myers, Florida

Are cataracts affecting your daily life? Regain your clear vision with expert cataract surgery at the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida. Get in touch with our experienced team today and take the first step towards better eye health.

Don’t let cataracts hold you back—contact us now at (239) 772-2122 to discuss your treatment options and start your journey to clearer, brighter vision.

James Croley III Certificates


Dr. James E. Croley III is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the founder of the Cataract & Refractive Institute of Florida. He graduated magna cum laude from Cumberland College before attending medical school at the University of Miami and completing his residency at the University of Alabama Eye Foundation Hospital. Additionally, he studied at Stanford University where he gained further education in advanced ophthalmology techniques. Dr. Croley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.