Eye Care Services

Cataract Care & Lens Exchange

Through a simple procedure with Dr. Foley, you can lift the fog and get back to seeing and doing what you love. Colors can appear rich and vibrant, and everything you look at can be in clear focus.

Cataract Care

Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss in adults 55 and over. Cataracts are the result of the clouding of your eye’s natural lens. If you experience one or more of the cataract symptoms, you may have cataracts.

Dr. Foley uses state-of-art techniques to treat your cataracts. Cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States.


 Lens Exchange Surgery

Lens Exchange Surgery is offered to patients seeking to treat their farsightedness. A preferred approach for these patients, lens exchange surgery can improve both near and far vision without the dependence on glasses.

Cataract Symptoms:

Is your vision blurry or foggy?

Do colors appear dull or muted?

Are your glasses no longer working?

Does sunlight or other light seem overly bright or glaring?

Do you have decreased night vision or see halos around lights?

Treatment Options

Fortunately, Foley Eye Clinic offers so many choices of lenses in the treatment of cataracts and the results can be extraordinary. Depending upon what you choose, you may be able to see near, far, and everywhere in between, with little or no need for glasses or contact lenses.

Dr. Foley provides all lens implant options, including monofocal, multifocal, and astigmatism-correcting lenses. The correct lens for you will depend on your eyes and your desire to be glasses-free. Dr. Foley will explain your options and what you can expect from each one.

Diagram of cataract

Step One:

The first step is to make a small opening in the front capsule that holds the natural lens or cataract.

Diagram of cataract removal

Step Two:

The next step is to insert the small ultrasonic probe into the eye. The probe breaks up the lens into tiny pieces and removes them.

Diagram of cataract removal

Step Three:

A permanent or artificial lens is then inserted into the eye.

Diagram of cataract removal

Step Four:

The new lens then unfolds and is positioned permanently into place either in front or behind the iris.


St. Paul Office
Old National Bank, Suite 201
1570 Concordia Avenue W.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Apple Valley Office
Apple Valley Medical Center
14655 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124