Marina Kotlyar, OD -  - Optometrist

Marina Kotlyar, OD

Optometrist located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Cataract Evalutaions Specialist

If you have cataracts, it can be difficult to decide when to have them removed. Dr. Kotlyar offers in-depth cataract evaluations to help patients in Brooklyn, NY, understand their options and feel more confident in the decisions they make so they can enjoy optimal vision at every stage of life.

Details

Why do cataracts form?

Cataracts develop when the eye's normally clear lens, located behind the iris, begins to “cloud up.” Cloudiness occurs when the proteins inside the lens clump together, blocking light from reaching the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye. When light cannot reach the retina, it is unable to clearly interpret what we “see” so it can send those signals to the brain. As a result, vision becomes dimmer and colors become less vibrant. Cataracts can occur in one eye or both eyes, and they tend to occur in older people, although they can also be present at birth or they may be caused by trauma or by prolonged use of some types of medications. They're also more common among people who have diabetes.

Do I need to have my cataracts removed?

That depends on how clouded the lenses are and how well you can see and function with your cataract in place. Cataract evaluations can help determine whether you can wait to have surgery to remove your cataracts or whether having them removed right away will have a significant impact on your quality of life.

How are cataracts removed?

Cataract removal is a very safe procedure, and it's often one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S. It uses tiny incisions on the side of your eye to enable a special instrument to gently break apart and remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens- or IOL- so you can see more clearly.

What is the post-op recovery period like?

During your recovery period, you'll need to have eye exams to ensure the lens is seated properly and to ensure you don't develop an infection or other complication. Grand Vision Center provides state-of-the-art individualized follow-up care to ensure you have the best visual outcomes possible.

 

Major Insurance Accepted

Please take a look at the following list of plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

1199SEIU
Aetna
Amerigroup
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
EyeMed
Fidelis Care (NY)
GHI
HIP
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Memorial Hermann
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
Santa Clara County IPA (SCCIPA)
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "The Doctor there gave him an EXCELLENT exam, very thorough, and was extremely patient."

    Catherine S.
  • City Search

    "Excellent service! Marina was very knowledgeable, accommodating. In my experience this was the most comprehensive eyes examination and consultation I've got so far."

    Olga D.
  • Yelp

    I have been going here for years for my eyewear. The girls who work here are always so nice. "

    Val S.
Location
Grand Vision Center
1316 Kings Highway
Midwood

Brooklyn, NY 11229
Phone: 718-489-1586
Office Hours

Get in touch

718-489-1586