Providing Excellence in Vision Care to Southwest Michigan


Serving Battle Creek & The Surrounding Areas



Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 and older. In fact, more than half the people over age 65 have some degree of cataract development. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens.

Generally, a cataract is related to the aging of the eye, but there are other causes of cataracts as well. They include: family history, medical problems (i.e. diabetes), injury to the eye, medications such as steroids, and long-term unprotected exposure to sunlight.

Treatment Options

The best way to detect a cataract is by having a thorough eye examination.

Early on, changing glasses may help. Eventually most people will need cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is very successful, and a good choice when the cataract interferes with important activities such as driving and reading. An implant lens is needed to replace your own lens.

A new option for some people is the Acrysof ReSTOR® multifocal intraocular lens implant. With ReSTOR®, nearly 80% of patients see well without glasses at any distance. The Acrysof Toric lens conveniently corrects cataracts and treats preexisting astigmatism on one step.

SWMEC utilizes Brookside Surgery Center in the lower level of Brookside Medical Center for Cataract and other surgeries. The 11,000 square foot state of the art Ambulatory Surgery Center, contains three major operating suites and two minor procedure rooms.

The Brickyard Creek Office Park is situated on 40 acres including medical businesses and practices.

CareCredit is here for one reason: To help patients get the care they are ready for.

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CareCredit helps you get the refractive or other ophthalmic procedures you want now *– without delaying- and lets you decide on a payment option that makes the most sense for you.

Care Credit is here to make it easier to help you manage your family’s out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. The CareCredit healthcare card can be used as often as you want at more than 150,000 enrolled healthcare practices for yourself, your family, even those other special family members- your pets.

CareCredit picks up where insurance leaves off. You can even use it for co-payments and deductibles.

Also, you can use CareCredit for eyeglasses, contacts or prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.

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