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Is It Ripe? 3 Myths About Cataracts.

When it comes to your health, it pays to have the facts. Myths just create fear and contribute to poor decision making. Here are 5 myths about cataracts and their accompanying realities. Use these facts to help you make the best choices for your health. Myth #1 A cataract needs to be ripe before you… Read More

Get Your Best Vision by Far (and Near)!

In recent years there has been an explosion in lens implant technology which allows the doctor to select a lens customized to each individual’s lifestyle, hobbies, and visual demands so that excellent vision without glasses is achievable for all visual tasks; distance, intermediate, and near. Dr. Shanbom is one of the premier eye surgeons in… Read More

What’s new in cataract surgery

LASER CATARACT SURGERY Laser cataract surgery offers an extra layer of precision and safety over traditional cataract surgery. The laser pre-softens the lens which allows for quicker removal using less energy. The laser also makes the incisions in the cornea, instead of manually, to correct astigmatism. ORA ORA stands for intraoperative abberometry. This device is…… Read More


Most of you can put your hand down now. Even though many people think their surgery was done with a laser, the laser technique has only been available for a little over a year. The prevailing technique over the past decades has been phacoemulsification which uses ultrasound to remove the cataract. This method evolved to… Read More