Types of Lens Choices With Cataract Surgery

Types of Lens Choices With Cataract Surgery

There is a lot of information about cataract surgery lens choices on the internet. The best and most up-to-date information will come directly from a board-certified eye doctor.

Community Eye Center (CEC) is ophthalmology, optometry, optical in multiple Southwest Florida locations with its own AAAHC accredited eye-only surgery center. To book a consult with one of CEC’s eye doctors or opticians, please choose from one of the following options.

Accommodative Lenses​

One cataract lens replacement option is the Accommodative Lens. This IOL is designed to move or change shape like the eye’s natural lens, allowing you to focus at different distances. 

Accommodative Toric Lenses

This IOL is designed to move or change shape like the eye’s natural lens allowing you to focus at different distances. With an accommodative IOL, most people find that they do not need glasses or contacts after surgery. However, some people may still prefer to wear glasses for long periods of reading or close work.

Multifocal Lenses With Cataracts Surgery​

This lens has focus zones, or rings that allow you to see clearly both at near or far distances. This means you can be less dependent on reading glasses.

Monofocal Lenses With Cataract Surgery​

This type of lens is designed to provide clear vision at one distance. Most people opt to have their monofocal lens set for clear distance vision.

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There is a lot of information on the internet about eye health. The best information will come directly from a board-certified eye doctor. Call (941) 625-1325 to book a consult with one of Community Eye Center’s ophthalmologists, optometrists or opticians today.

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Types of Lens Choices With Cataract Surgery

There is a lot of information about cataract surgery lens choices on the internet. The best and most up-to-date information will come directly from a board-certified eye doctor.

Community Eye Center (CEC) is ophthalmology, optometry, optical in multiple Southwest Florida locations with its own AAAHC accredited eye-only surgery center.

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Providing Excellence In Care For Patients At Community Eye Center's Eye-Only Surgery Center, Dr. Michael A. Baskind, CRNA, PhD Stands Next To A Patient In A Post Cataract Surgery Recovery Room

Recovery After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgeries are typically quick and uneventful. An estimated 3.5 million cataract removals are performed each year in the United States. It is one of the most common surgical procedures. Numbers also show that the chance of a good outcome and improved vision after surgery are excellent.

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Voted The Best Cataract Surgeon In The Area, Dr. Spadafora Performs A Cataract Surgery On A Patient At Community Eye Center's Eye-Only Surgery Center

About Cataract Surgery

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and eye health professionals work as a team to provide comprehensive eye care at Community Eye Center (CEC). Eye specialists including, cataract, glaucoma, retina and oculoplastics as well as an accredited eye only surgery center, CEC offers the best cataract surgery options possible for positive patient outcomes. Eye doctors may be seen at any of CEC’s multiple Florida locations in Port Charlotte, North Port, and Venice.

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An Eye-Only Surgery Center, Eye Clinic and Optical Shop, Community Eye Center Offers Patients, Like The One Smiling At The Camera, With Comprehensive Eye Care Including Treatment For Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma And More

Financial Assistance For Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is generally covered under insurance and Medicare plans. But, in the case that a procedure is not covered, or if you choose to upgrade your surgery to one of our elective procedures, such as a premium lens choice, Community Eye Center (CEC) partners with organizations that offer financial assistance for cataract surgery.

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Laser-Guided Cataract Surgery

Community Eye Center performs Laser-Guided Cataract Surgery. Dr. Schaible and Dr. Spadafora conducted research with a form of YAG laser in human cataract surgery more than a decade ago for the FDA.

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Premium Lens Choices With Cataract Surgery

In the past, cataract surgery used to be about preventing blindness; however, with the sophisticated advances in cataract removal, premium lens choices and ORA laser-guided cataract surgery, surgeons can return a patient’s vision to the way it was years ago.

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Glaucoma Importance Of Early Detection

There are many online articles about the importance of early detection of glaucoma. The best information comes from a board-certified eye doctor. Community Eye Center utilizes Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging to assist in the early detection and monitoring of glaucoma. The OCT uses special digital scanning techniques to photograph and measure the structure of the retinal and optic nerve. The exam is quick, painless and non-invasive. The patient’s first OCT images act as a baseline, which can be compared to subsequent images. The optic nerve is made up of more than one million nerve fibers. The OCT gives us a detailed look at the eye’s nerve fibers, so we can observe the very subtle changes to these fibers that are indicative of glaucoma. This means we can make a glaucoma diagnosis earlier. This is especially important because although a high-pressure reading is common with glaucoma, it is not always present.

Scary Facts About Halloween Contacts (With Photos)

It’s that time of year again. Halloween offers us a time to talk about special effect contacts.

Special effect contact lenses are a favorite way for people to distinguish a look or costume. These contacts are extremely popular around Halloween as a way to add a creative edge and help costumes stand out from the other ghouls and goblins. But, scarier than any character that goes bump in the night this time of year, wearing contacts that without a proper fitting or prescription can cause eye damage and even blindness. This article outlines some of the safety tips to ensure the proper use of special effect contact lenses.

Many may not consider the dangers of wearing contact lenses. However, Community Eye Center would like to inform about the risks of improper use of contacts that are not fitted by an eye doctor. These dangers include:

  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Red, irritated eyes
  • Eye Pain
  • Bacterial infections (including microbial keratitis)
  • Allergic responses
  • Irreversible vision loss/blindness

Even if vision correction is not needed, for safety,  people should never purchase contact lenses without obtaining a contact lens fitting and prescription from an eye doctor. Contact lenses purchased from costume shops, convenience stores or anywhere that do not require a prescription from an ophthalmologist or optometrist can be extremely harmful to vision and health.

Whatsmore, eye health professionals will offer information about how to store, wear and clean contact lenses including tips for safe handling.  Adhering to the advice from your eye doctor can make a big difference in preventing eye conditions caused by wearing contact lenses.

Below are some epic costume looks that can be safely achieved with proper use of special effect contacts.

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Directed by the desire to care for patients’ individual needs, Community Eye Center offers an array of eye health services from complex surgery cases as well as routine eye exams and contact lens fittings. Call 941-625-1325 or schedule your eye exam online today.

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Community Eye Center Opens Venice Location


Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center announce their newest location at 1988 Tamiami Trail S, Venice, Florida.  The Grand Opening and ribbon cutting were held on Friday, May 6th.  The Venice location joins the Port Charlotte and North Port locations.

“Since 1981 Community Eye Center has been in Charlotte County, we have developed many ties with our patients and families from the Venice area.  This completes the path by us bringing our services to them!” stated

Dr. Joseph Spadafora, Partner and Medical Director.

Dr. Eric Schaible, Partner and Research Director said, “We are very proud of our New Venice Office.  With our regional care in SW Florida we hope patients find this convenience helpful as we care for a large number of patients in Englewood and Venice.  The office will provide comprehensive eye care, including cataract, macula and glaucoma as well as routine services related to eye health, glasses and contact lenses.”

The Venice location will be staffed by Dr. Joseph Spadafora, D.O., Dr. Jon Batzer and Dr. Tyler Roberts, sharing Ophthalmic duties.  Dr. Batzer has been Chief of Optometry for Community Eye Center for 29 years.  Dr. Prabin Mishra will be available as well for cosmetic and oculoplastic surgeries.  Dr. Mishra offers a comprehensive array of treatments, including cosmetic and functional eye lid surgery, BOTOX, cosmetic and other options.

“We are excited to have our Venice office up and running!  I have lived in Venice for many years and am looking forward to practicing in the Venice community.  Throughout my years of practice I have tried to treat all my patients as though they were my own family, providing them with an open and honest assessment of what is best for their eyes, vision and eye health.  I am fortunate to work with an outstanding group of physicians who share this philosophy of practice, and can provide a wide range of routine, medical, and surgical eyecare.  We have always appreciated the loyalty of our Venice patients, and are looking forward to providing top-quality eyecare to them in a convenient location” stated Dr. Batzer.

Dr. Roberts, who has completed an ocular disease residency at a VA hospital with a focus on low vision, stated “I and all of the physicians and staff of Community Eye Center are very excited about the recent opening of our newest office, located in Venice.  We are proud to bring our services to Venice and the surrounding communities.  Our mission is to provide total eye care for you and your family with compassion that is focused on excellent service and patient experience.”

For over 37 years Community Eye Center has served Southwest Florida providing excellence in eye care from multiple locations including their eye only surgery center, St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center and their optical centers.  Their care ranges from routine eye exams to complex eye surgery and laser eye surgery.

The Venice location, as all of CEC’s offices, is equipped for detecting, monitoring and treating glaucoma, macular degeneration, complications from diabetes, high blood pressure, and other systemic conditions and medications that affect the eyes.

David Jordan, Practice Administrator, said the desire to open up a Venice site was a direct response to their patients already in place, and the needs of the Venice community as a whole.  “Our practice has a strong commitment to the quality of patient care, as well as personal relationships we build with our patients” he said.” “Our philosophy also includes a commitment to the latest technology.  Our growth will be based on our patients’ needs.”

In celebration of the Grand Opening that was held on May 6th and through July8th everyone is invited to stop by the Venice location at 1988 Tamiami Trail South to register for their chance to win two round trip airline tickets for anywhere within the continental US. Rules and regulations are available.


Dr. Joseph Spadafora did his undergraduate studies at Boston University, followed by graduate work at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.  He received his medical degree from the University  of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kansas City, MO.

He completed his internship at Metropolitan General Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and his Ophthalmology Residency at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, OK.  He was Fellowship Trained in Anterior Segment Surgery in Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Spadafora is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa.  He is Board Certified and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Charlotte County Medical Society and Florida Medical Society.  He is affiliated with all area hospitals and served on the Board of Governors of Prevent Blindness Florida

Dr. Spadafora has performed National Research in ocular anti-inflammatory agents, glaucoma medications, ocular antibiotic agents, and laser cataract extraction at St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center.


Dr. Eric R. Schaible received his Medical Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at South Carolina, Charleston where he was Chief Resident.

Dr. Schaible has published research in Cataract Surgery, Neurosurgery, Corneal Surgery and Neuron-ophthalmology.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is affiliated with all area hospitals.

Dr. Schaible is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Charlotte Country Medical Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Schaible is a Cataract and Anterior Segment Specialist with interest in advance cataract surgery techniques. 


Dr. Jon Batzer attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids, MI for undergraduate study and was accepted into the College of Optometry there on an accelerated entry, prior to completion of his undergraduate degree in Biology.  He completed his Optometric studies there, obtaining his OD degree with Highest Distinction in 1984.  Dr. Batzer completed his Residency at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Batzer was an Assistant Professor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL and an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Cornea/Contact Lens Service of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Batzer has published articles on topics such as Dry Eye Syndrome and Vitreoretinal Disorders.  He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association.


Dr. Tyler Roberts is a Florida board certified optometric physician with Community Eye Center.  He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina and received his Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN with Honors in Clinical Care.  While earning his doctorate, he participated in Remote Area Medical missions, performed local school and nursing home screenings, and volunteered at the Special Olympics.

Dr. Roberts completed his residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.  During his training, he focused on treatment and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal disease, and the fitting of specialty contact lenses.  He also lectured on various topics including pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, ocular surface neoplasms, and central serious chorioretinopathy.

He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, and the Manasota Optometric Society.


Dr. Prabin Mishra received his medical degree from Michigan State University School of Medicine, Lansing, Michigan.  He completed his Residency in 0phthalmology at Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Mishra has published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, the Journal of International Healthy, The American Journal of Emergency Medicine and The Journal of Anatomy.  He is fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery and board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Mishra is a Fellow of the American Medical Association, American College of Cosmetic Medicine, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American College of Surgeons and American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgeons.

Dr. Mishra offers a comprehensive array of treatments, including cosmetic and functional eye lid surgery, BOTOX, cosmetic and other options.

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