Cataract Treatment and Surgery in Chico, CA

If you have cloudy vision or glare that affects your driving, reading, or everyday activities, you may be suffering from cataracts. Here at Reeve-Woods Eye Center Drs. Robert Reeve, David Woods, and Robert Carter are highly regarded ophthalmologists in Chico. Our eye doctors provide comprehensive cataract care including treatment and surgery. Learn more about how we treat cataracts, as well as what to expect if you need cataract surgery including lens implants.

diagram showing a normal eye and an eye with a cataract blocking the lens

Diagnosing Cataracts for Treatment

The first step to treating cataracts is diagnosing your eye condition. Our eye doctors in Chico use advanced technology to conduct eye and vision exams. During an eye exam your eye doctor will evaluate your vision and eye health, along with your medical history, to determine whether you have cataracts.

Vision testing and eye function testing can help your ophthalmologist identify the degree of severity of your cataract. This is important for treating your cataracts successfully. We also take into account your current vision correction needs, as these may change if you treat your cataracts with lens implants.

Cataract Treatments

For cataract treatments in Chico the primary goal is to remove the cloudy lens that is causing vision issues. The clouded lens cannot be treated, but it can be replaced effectively using a lens implant. We offer several cataract surgery options including ReSTOR Lens implants and Rezoom implants. ReStore and Rezoom lens implants are multifocal, and they increase your vision.

You may be able to retire your eyeglasses after getting these contact lens implants as they can provide you with corrected vision. As a result, you will need to undergo an eye exam after your contact lens implant surgery. This will provide you with an updated prescription for your new vision.

Lens Implants for Cataracts

When preparing for lens implants for cataracts, your eye surgery is completed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery is completed via an ultrasound-based system, which is noninvasive and expedient. During the procedure the cataract is broken apart and removed in small pieces.

Since this is a noninvasive surgery you will not need stitches or extensive aftercare. Typically all that is required are eye drops to help prevent infection and treat inflammation. Recovery after cataract surgery in Chico is short, and you will be able to resume your normal lifestyle in a few weeks post-surgery.

Contact Ophthalmologists in Chico, CA

Whether you need an eye exam to test for cataracts or you are ready for cataract treatment via surgery, start by contacting our ophthalmologists in Chico, CA. Drs. Reeve, Woods, and Carter welcome you to Reeve-Woods Eye Center. We also offer extensive eye exams, glaucoma testing, contact lenses, and eyeglasses, as well as pre- and post-operative care.

Contact our Chico office at 530-694-4040, to schedule your appointment for cataract treatment in California.


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  • "I had a great visit and eye care experience. I went to Dr Reeve with “Dry Eye”. I was kind of a mess…blurred vision and very uncomfortable. He saw me for two visits. On the first visit I got my diagnosis and a prescription for eye drops. On my second visit, I reported continuing symptoms. Dr Reeve then did a procedure and it worked! The doctor and staff (including his assistant) were businesslike, polite and helpful. Great experience."
    Melanie M.
  • "I had a great first-time experience! The ladies in the front were very kind.  I first saw the optometrist who was very kind and thorough. Then I was seen by Dr. Woods who was also kind and thorough. They both listened to my concerns and were very attentive to my needs. When it came time for ordering my contacts, I dealt with the optical shop across the hall where you try on frames. They were super friendly and very helpful! I’m definitely coming back!"
    Charlie D.
  • "Such a positive experience with his office! My first appointment was with Dr Reeve who was friendly and thorough with his exam. A year later Dr Woods performed my LASIK surgery and I have been thrilled with the results!! Their staff is super friendly and has really worked at getting my insurance to cover medications and making recommendations for where to get the lowest pharmacy fees!! I would recommend these doctors to anyone looking for ophthalmologists :)"
    Hannah B.
  • "Reeve-Woods Eye Center is the best eye clinic I've ever been to. The staff is very personable and willing to help in any way they can. The doctors are wonderful and want to make sure you understand everything completely! Dr. Woods did my cataract surgeries and was absolutely awesome! I can't say enough good things about this eye clinic! If you want top rate care, this is where you'll go!!"
    Martha M.
  • "A very Good Eye Care Center they have taken very good care of me for years now. Highly Recommend"
    Scott L.
  • "Fast service! I was their new patient, I got the appointment one week only and then it took only one hour my eyes test done. All staff are very polite and eye doctors were very nice. I love this place."
    Carmi A.