H. Douglas Cooper, M.D. LASIK and Cataract Surgery

Our team at H. Douglas Cooper, M.D., an NVISION® Eye Center, takes pride in delivering exceptional care for our patients. As a member of the downtown Sacramento community since 1987, we understand that every patient is unique and we provide comprehensive eye care services with a personal, professional, and customized approach. When you choose us for your laser eye surgery, you choose a team of talented surgeons and highly trained staff, all dedicated to delivering the highest-quality medical and surgical care.

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1220 25th Street Sacramento, CA. 95816
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Sacramento, California, is the capitol of this large state. Home to nearly 2.5 million individuals, the city has managed to remain more affordable than other metropolitan areas like Los Angeles or San Francisco. Sacramento hosts many great restaurants, art events, and businesses, but it is desirable for many people because it is close to other major cities, so residents get the best of all worlds.

The median age of Sacramento residents is 37 years old, so most people who live and work there are approaching middle age. Many vision problems begin or become more pronounced around 40 years old.

Most adults are used to getting regular eye exams to keep track of prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses because refractive errors like nearsightedness or astigmatism begin in childhood or young adulthood. Problems like cataracts begin in middle age, and they require regular eye exams to keep track of the disease’s progress.

People who are in their 20s and 30s may have struggled with these common refractive errors:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism

These conditions are caused by a cornea that is shaped so light does not refract clearly to the retina. Instead, the image processed by the brain is fuzzy in some way.

Glasses and contact lenses are the traditional methods for correcting refractive errors, as these devices act like an additional layer for the cornea to correctly refract light to the back of the eye. However, many young and middle-aged adults may have worn glasses for so many years that they are tired of dealing with them and want a solution.

LASIK Surgery

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8 million people in the U.S. have an uncorrected refractive error, so they benefit from access to laser surgery like LASIK. This surgery can do a lot to make vision clearer.

It is possible to have side effects from LASIK surgery. According to a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the complication rate associated with LASIK is about 45 percent. This means symptoms like dry eyes, glares or halos around lights, and trouble seeing at night can occur. These are most likely to clear up in six months or less after the procedure.

Around 42 percent of California residents get regular eye exams, according to new Medicare statistics. It is important for adults of all ages to have regular eye exams, at least every two to three years until middle age. Older adults, who are more at risk of developing cataracts that require surgery, should get eye exams every year. If you have a refractive error or are at risk of an eye disease like cataracts or glaucoma, consult with your optometrist and consider getting eye exams annually.

Since many Sacramento residents are approaching middle age, regular eye exams are crucial to determine if cataracts have developed and if surgery becomes necessary.

Laser Eye Surgery in Sacramento

Sacramento LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK—short for Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis—is the most commonly performed laser eye procedure in the world. It’s one of the safest and most effective ways to correct vision, and NVISION® surgeons are leaders in the LASIK field. NVISION® Eye Centers offer Custom LASIK, a procedure more customized to your individual eyes.

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Sacramento Cataract Surgery

Cataract eye surgery is a very common and medically necessary procedure to remove and replace the eye’s natural lens when the vision has been clouded by a cataract. We offer laser-assisted cataract surgery and lifestyle lenses as options for our patients.

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Our Insurance Providers

At NVISION Eye Centers, we work with many insurance companies to provide the best service possible for each of our patients. Below you will find a list of our current providers for this location. Please call us if you do not see your specific provider, as NVISION frequently adds new insurance companies and offers many out of network options.

h douglas cooper Surgeons

NVISION® Eye Centers have some of the most experienced, educated, and caring surgeons in the eye care industry.

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H. Douglas Cooper, M.D.

Dr. Cooper, a board certified ophthalmologist, has performed over 10,000 refractive procedures making him one of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in the Sacramento area.

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