Monday, January 22, 2018

Cataract Patient Story


My name is John T. Crowder. Approximately one year ago I had the Symfony multifocal lens implanted in both eyes, about one month apart. Now, at age 70 I can see as well as I could when I was 40.  I was just frustrated trying to keep up with reading glasses and could also tell that my distance vision was fading, although I didn't have cataracts. Now I can see extremely well at a distance and can text, use my computer and see almost anything without any kind of glasses. The only time I ever need "cheaters" is when reading small print at night with artificial lighting. I had some night glare and concentric circles around lights but that has faded away and I have absolutely no problems driving at night.

I am very active and spend several days a week in the woods and often running heavy equipment. What a pleasure being able to see all around the equipment and then glance down at the gauges instantly with no glasses. This surgery has truly been a panacea for me and has taken a lot of frustration out of my life.  Most importantly I can see the things I love most, like my great grandson Samuel sitting here beside me.

I enthusiastically and without reservation recommend Dr. Marc Michaelson and his staff. They are extremely talented and professional. The procedure was painless and quick.

John T. Crowder

If you or some you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants please call Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham at 205-930-0930, visit Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, Google+ or

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 and staffed by UAB Medicine eye doctors and eye specialists.