If you are over 40 and developing cloudy vision and sensitivity to light, you may be developing cataracts.
Surgery is the only permanent solution - fortunately, it is also safe, affordable, and highly effective.
Dr. David Mills can diagnose and treat your cataracts at his Pensacola, FL, practice, removing the cloudy lens and restoring your eyesight.
What Are Cataracts?
Vision DistortionCataracts distort the light that passes through to the retina, causing uncomfortable glare from light sources and blurry vision that makes it look like you are viewing life through a dirty window.
Potential BlindnessWithout treatment, the cloudiness will gradually increase until it completely obscures your vision. There is only one permanent solution to cataracts: surgical replacement of the cloudy lens and with an artificial lens called an IOL (intraocular lens).
You Don't Have to Suffer with Cloudy Vision
More than 10,000 Successful Procedures Performed by a Leader in the Field
Dr. David Mills has vast experience in the field of ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery. He is a respected and highly skilled surgeon with more than 10,000 successful cataract surgeries to his credit and is certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 2018, Dr. Mills was voted the "Best of the Bay Winner" for Best Ophthalmologist.
If you're noticing cloudiness to your vision, increased glare from light sources, poor night vision, or other changes, we recommend that you reach out to our state-of-the-art ophthalmology practice in Pensacola, FL, for a comprehensive eye exam as soon as possible. Feel free to book a visit using our simple online form or give us a call. Our vision is to protect and restore your vision.
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I have found Mills Eye personnel to be pleasant and helpful. My cataract surgery went just fine.View On Google
The staff are very caring and friendly and professional. Dr. Mills took his time and explained my cataract to me and that it was due to my medication (steroids) for my asthma use. I love this place !!! I recommend Mills Eye to everyone Dr. Mills is a great surgeon too.View on Google
Optometrist V. Ophthalmologist What's the Difference?
Optometrists focus on the primary health of your eye. Through routine eye exams, optometrists can maintain your eye health and prescribe corrective lenses to restore your vision.
An ophthalmologist focuses on the surgical care of your eye. They can diagnose and surgically treat conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, eye trauma, iritis, and more.
What a Cataract Looks Like
What Puts Me at Risk Of Developing a Cataract?
As you age, your risk of developing a cataract increases, especially after 55.
A previous eye injury can cause undiagnosed damage that could lead to a cataract developing in the future.
You are more at risk of developing a cataract if your family has a medical history of the condition.
If you are struggling with obesity, high blood pressure, or other underlying medical conditions that affect your cardiovascular health, you have a greater risk of developing a cataract.
Smoking negatively affects your cardiovascular health, which puts you at a greater risk for developing a cataract.
Dr. Mills Can Improve Your Vision With Premium IntraOcular Lenses (IOLs)
By replacing your cloudy lens with a premium IOL, Dr. Mills can not only restore clear vision, but also reduce or eliminate your need for corrective lenses. Mills Eye + Facial Surgery is the premier center for advanced cataract surgery and IOL placement in the Pensacola, FL, area. Board-certified ophthalmologist David Mills performs micro-incision cataract surgery and offers patients a selection of premium IOLs, including Symfony®, TECNIS® multifocal, Restor®, and Crystalens®. He also provides lenses designed to correct astigmatisms caused by misshapen corneas.
Want to learn more about how our specialist Dr. Mills can improve your vision using intraocular lenses? Set up a comprehensive eye exam today using our online form or by calling our Pensacola, FL, practice:
5-Star Google Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients "After having surgery here, my sight is better than I could have imagined."
After having surgery here my sight is better than I could have imagined. The staff is always kind and courteous. Dr Mills and Dr Mayes are on top of their game. They have the latest equipment and technology. All of this is apart of the A team that they lead. So no you know why they are the best in their field hands down and vote number 1View On Google
I was taken care of very well at Dr. Mills office. I think Dr. Mayes is great. Even though it took so long for me to get my cataract surgery, it wasn't their fault that it happened, but they sure did everything they could to get it done. Thank you to everyone at Mills Eye+Facial Surgery for taking g such good care of me. There is one thing I do hate that they will no longer accept Humana.View on Google
A Detailed Look at Cataract Surgery
Why Can't I Just Get LASIK To Correct My Vision?
While LASIK is a great option to correct issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, it cannot remove a cataract. LASIK is a simple refractive surgery that corrects your vision by reshaping your cornea. However, many patients notice an improvement in their vision after cataract surgery without the need for LASIK.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery?
The Cataract Procedure in Action...
Are There Any Risks?
Itchiness During Healing
Stop Living in a Haze Schedule Your Cataract Consultation
If you are suffering from clouded vision, you need an experienced ophthalmologist who can diagnose and treat your cataract to restore your sight. As a premier eye and facial surgery care team, it is the mission of everyone at Mills Eye + Facial Surgery to use the latest in technology to provide top-quality care in an attentive and respectful environment. If you are suffering from cloudy vision, contact our Pensacola, FL, office today to request your cataract consultation.
See Why Pensacola Chooses Us For Their Cataract Surgery
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Dr mills and Dr May's are awesome. The care they give there patients is above and beyond. Dr. Mills is so easy to talk to. And very friendly. The office staff are so friendly and easy to make conversation with. .View on Google
Avoid Touching Your Eyes
You should refrain from touching, rubbing, or bumping your eyes during recovery, as this can lead to irritation and infection.
Avoid Straining Your Eyes
Do not lift heavy objects or go into brightly lit places without protective eyewear. Both activities can strain your eyes, which can lead to complications.
Avoid Bodies of Water
You should not get into any pool or hot tub for at least a week following your surgery. Swimming can increase your risk of infection and other complications.
Avoid Driving too Soon
Do not operate any motor vehicles until Dr. Mills deems it as safe. Doing so before you're ready can put you and other drivers at risk of an accident.
Wear Protective Eyewear Outside
You should always wear sunglasses when outside. This will help protect your eyes from sunlight, dust, and other pollutants that could cause damage.
Dr. Mills offers many kinds of artificial lenses to replace clouded crystalline lenses. Basic IOLs provide focus at just one distance while premium lenses can provide focus at a range of distances. Dr. Mills and his highly trained optical team in Pensacola will help you choose the lens that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Basic IOLs are usually covered by insurance. However, they do have limitations in that they can only provide focus at one distance: either near or far, but not both. When choosing basic IOLs, a majority of patients choose distance IOLs and continue to wear prescription eyeglasses for near and intermediate vision tasks like computer use, watching TV, and book reading. If you no longer want to wear glasses or contact lenses at all, you might want to consider a premium IOL. Options related to basic IOLs include:
Monovision - Some patients elect to use basic IOLs, but have one eye set for distance and one eye set for near to reduce their need for glasses. Frequently, this option, called monovision, can result in a feeling of dizziness or imbalance. This is not a good idea unless the patient has proven that they can successfully wear contact lenses in a similar fashion.
“Aspheric IOLs” are designed to reduce spherical aberration and provide quicker reaction times when driving in addition to other optical benefits. They can also be used in a monovision fashion.
The Cost of Premium IOLs
Dr. Mills charges $1,500 per eye for premium IOLs. This includes astigmatism incisions or LASIK procedures needed to give you the best vision possible. Other practices in the Pensacola area may charge you extra for these additional procedures. We do not, and this approach can save you more than $3,000.
Mills Eye + Facial Surgery charges an upgrade fee for premium lenses due to the additional exams, precise customized measurements, and the special lab processes used to create these highly advanced lenses.
If you are interested in experiencing the many benefits of premium IOLs, we will patiently answer your questions and help you understand what you can expect to pay. Financing is available to help make it affordable to reach your goals. Our Pensacola practice is glad to help you place the care you want within your reach!
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Without hesitation I would recommend Mills Eye to all my family and friends, and if asked by a stranger, Mills Eye would be my “Go to” eye doctor. He and his entire staff were friendly, courteous and answered those questions asked in clear understandable manner. And, as a senior, I was shown patience and consideration by not being rushed out of the testing room when they were complete.View on Google
They care about all their patients and are all very nice and understanding about my eye problems . I would tell everyone if They need an ophthalmologist they should try Dr. Mayes and Dr. Mills.View on Google