We want our patients to have as many options as possible when it comes to their vision.  While LASIK is not typically used to correct presbyopia or age-related reading-vision in patients, there are additional options such as monovision and exciting advances in reading-vision procedures.  Our doctors and staff will discuss which of these procedures may be best suited for your vision, lifestyle and activities.

At Berkeley Eye Center, exciting breakthroughs in cataract removal and lens implantation are allowing cataract patients to once again enjoy the vision of their youth. Patients undergoing cataract surgery at Berkeley Eye Center today have many options to consider that can dramatically affect their vision after the procedure.  If your deductible is met, now is an affordable, cost-savings time for your procedure too!

We utilize state-of-the-art labs and the latest lens technology to offer our patients the highest quality eyewear available. We also accept nearly every vision plan, and our experienced opticians will help you maximize your insurance benefits and discounts.

About Cataracts

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process of the eye. Over fifty percent of people over the age of 60 (and quite a few younger than that) suffer from cataracts. Almost everyone develops cataracts as they grow older. Cataract formations occur at different rates and can affect one or both eyes.

A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina. Aging and other factors cause proteins in the eye’s lens to clump together forming these cloudy areas. Early changes may not disturb vision, but over time cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light, which makes activities like night driving and reading more difficult. People with progressed cataracts often say they feel as if they’re looking through a waterfall or a piece of wax paper.

Symptoms of Cataracts

  • Decreasing vision with age
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Seeing halos around bright lights
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Vision that worsens in sunlight
  • Difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Poor depth perception
  • Frequent prescription changes for glasses
  • Difficulty reading

Causes of Cataracts

  • Age
  • Eye trauma
  • Heredity
  • Diabetes
  • Some medications including long-term use of oral steroids
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Smoking
  • Glaucoma
  • Certain metabolic conditions

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5 by Karen Betche via 
“My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Yankelove for many years, and have always found he and his staff at Berkeley’s Katy Freeway location to be wonderful to work with. Yesterday, Dr. Yankelove performed cataract surgery on me at the Caplan Surgery Center at Berkeley’s Weslayan location. And I have say, I couldn’t be happier with the way the whole process was handled. Everyone was very helpful, professional and couldn’t have been nicer to deal with. And Dr. Yankelove was fantastic through the whole process! I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a new eye doctor! This all went so well that I’m actually looking forward to getting my second eye done!!”

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“All of he staff there at the facility are very friendly and helpful. The facility is very clean and neat.”

5by O_presto

“Kaitlyn in contacts is awesome!!! She is such an awesome employee with her customer’s concerns! She has helped me with my many contact issues over several months. She has taken the problems and handled them her self instead of referring me back to the DR. He has no idea what an asset she is at the is location! Thank you to The Woodlands team for all your professionalism and customer cares!”

5 by Virgie Lawson via
“I was not only impressed with the Drs. McCauley and Miller but the staff as well. The efficiency of the office protocol is the best I have seen. Melissa who helped me with my glasses was so patient and helpful. I am more than pleased with Berkeley.”

5 by Flavia P. via
“The nurse that took care of me was very friendly and professional. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. There was no rushing to get to another patient. I felt like I was her only patient for that day. Doctor Varnell explained my eye test results very clearly, I understood everything he said.I am very pleased with Berkeley Eye Center and the staff.”

5 by Monte P. via
“I feel that I have gotten the best in eye care from Dr. Shrum and his staff”

5 by Alice_Slagle via
“I came in for my annual exam with Dr. McQueen. It was thorough and pleasant as always. He talked with me about my concerns and helped me plan for a future procedure. The eye glasses center goes above expectations for helping make a decision about glasses. Very cheerful and supportive. Would highly recommend to anyone.”