Christina’s Cataract Surgery

Christina N. of Fort Myers knew it was time for cataract surgery when the glares from the Southwest Florida sunshine while driving began to make her feel uncomfortable behind the wheel. As someone who was still working and enjoyed an active lifestyle, Christina set out to find the very best cataract surgeon she could.

Always a thorough researcher, Christina began her search and landed on Dr. Michael Collins of Collins Vision. “There were just so many good qualities that stood out about Dr. Collins,” she said. “He has an impeccable reputation.”

An Opportunity to Invest in Herself

Christina N. of Fort Myers - Cataract TestimonialDr. Collins took plenty of time to explain all the options to Christina. She could go with a basic lens that Medicare would cover, but she would still need her glasses and readers. She could go with an upgraded lens that would help with the glasses, but she would likely still need those pesky readers for up-close vision. Or, she could choose a newer multifocal lens that would eliminate her cataracts and give her the opportunity to get out of the glasses and the readers.

“Honestly, as someone who is single and a senior, the multifocal lenses were going to be an investment, and it was something that I really needed to think about,” said Christina. “But after looking at my age, considering how active I am and factoring in how much I spent on glasses for myself, I ultimately decided it was worth it.”

Christina says she will never forget the conversation she had with Dr. Collins at her consultation. “He looked at me and said, ‘If you choose the multifocal lens, your life will change forever,’” she said. “It was profound, and it really stuck with me. And then as he was leaving the room, he turned and said, ‘I give you my word, I’m going to take very good care of you.’” This inspired trust, and Christina was convinced she’d chosen the right surgeon.

My Vision Today is Absolutely Wonderful

Today, four years post-cataract surgery at Collins Vision with choosing the premium multifocal lens, Christina has exactly zero regrets. “Dr. Collins was right! My vision today is absolutely wonderful, and I no longer need glasses or readers for anything!” raved Christina. “‘Life-changing’ is an understatement for what it’s actually like. I can read the ticker at the bottom of the TV screen, I can see to put on makeup. My daughter, who is at the age where she is starting to need readers, will actually ask me to read something for her if she can’t see it.”

Christina is so glad she decided to invest in herself by choosing Refractive Cataract Surgery with a premium multifocal lens. Dr. Collins specializes in this advanced cataract procedure. “If your budget allows for it, you’ll be forever grateful,” she said. “The quality of life I am experiencing today far outweighs the cost.”

See the Difference for Yourself

At Collins Vision, we like to say that we do things a little differently, and it’s all about you. We’re delighted that Christina had such a great experience during her time with us, and we’re grateful she is Seeing the Difference for herself. And now Christina can see the good in all of life’s little moments—with restored, improved vision.

Dr. Collins is a sought-after cataract surgeon with decades of experience. He’s a fellowship-trained cataract and refractive specialist and a founding member of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Collins has been the recipient of the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctor award every year since 2014, and in 2021, he was named “Best Cataract Surgeon” in Fort Myers by News-Press.

Ready to learn more about Refractive Cataract Surgery at Collins Vision? We’d be honored to serve you. Schedule your cataract evaluation today.