Discover the Beauty of Clear Vision with

Cataract Surgery at Northeastern Eye Institute

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that can make your vision cloudy or blurry. It happens when the lens in your eye, which is normally transparent, becomes more cloudy. This can make it challenging to see things clearly, especially when there's bright light or at night. Cataracts are very common and can affect your quality of life, but cataract surgery can restore your vision and allow you to experience the world with clarity and sharpness once again.

What Are the Most Common Cataract Symptoms?

Only an eye doctor can diagnose whether you have a cataract or another type of vision problem. If you have any of the symptoms below, you should have your eyes checked by a specialist.

Common signs of a cataract include the following:

Gradual vision deterioration and blurriness
Trouble driving at night
Glare from headlights or sunlight seems too bright
Halos around bright lights at night
Difficulty reading
Colors appear faded

Meet Our Cataract Surgeons

Dr. Jerome Jordan

Dr. Jerome Jordan is one of the founders of Northeastern Eye Institute. Dr. Jordan Specializes In Cataract Surgery, Performing Small Incision, No-Stitch, No-Needle Cataract Techniques. He Has Performed Over 35,000 Cataract Operations.

Dr. Mary J. Boland Frattali

Dr. Frattali is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract surgery, glaucoma, and pediatric ophthalmology. She joined Northeastern Eye Institute in 1993, and is the third generation of her family to practice ophthalmology in the Scranton area.

Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr.

Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr. is a third generation eye doctor. He is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interests that include cataract surgery, glaucoma, and neuro-ophthalmology. He was a clinical assistant professor for the internal medicine department. He also completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and served as chief resident from 1998 to 1999.

Dr. Christopher Jordan

Dr. Christopher Jordan  specializes in cornea and refractive surgery as well as general ophthalmology, including the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. A graduate of the University of Scranton, Dr. Jordan received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Thomas Boland

Dr. Thomas Boland Joined Northeastern Eye Institute after service in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Boland is the third generation of his family to practice ophthalmology in Northeastern Pennsylvania and he specializes in treating diseases of the cornea, LASIK and refractive surgery, and cataract surgery.

Dr. William Jordan Jr.

Dr. Jordan is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with special interests including cataract surgery and glaucoma. He earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. He served his Internship at Scranton Temple Residency Program. He completed a three-year Ophthalmology residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in May 2002.

Advanced Intraocular Lens Implant Options (IOL)

During cataract surgery, your cataract surgeon will remove your natural lens and replace it with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens or IOL, to allow you to see clearly once again. At Northeastern Eye Institute, we offer a wide range of IOL options.

Traditional IOLs are monofocal, which means they are only able to focus clearly at one distance. If you choose this IOL option, you will most likely still require glasses for near-vision tasks.

We also offer premium IOL options which can help you see clearly at multiple distances. The IOL you choose will play a significant role in the vision you achieve following cataract surgery. Some of the premium IOL options we offer include:


This IOL provides sharp, clear vision at multiple distances. The same muscles that are used to control the shape of your eye’s natural lens will be used to help your new IOL focus clearly.


ReSTOR also provides clear vision at all distances. However, it works differently than the Crystalens IOL. A series of concentric steps are built into the lens, each of which reacts differently to light. This allows the lens to focus at a variety of distances.

Tecnis IOL

The Tecnis IOL provides clear vision at a variety of distances and significantly improves night vision. You can experience up to a 53% improvement in contrast sensitivity in low light conditions with the Tecnis IOL.

Toric IOL

These IOLs are an excellent option if you need to correct for astigmatism.

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Cataract Surgery Options

Your treatment may include:
  • Standard Blade Procedure
  • Standard Lens Monofocal Implant
  • No Astigmatism Reduction
Requires glasses at all levels:
  • Distance/Driving
  • Intermediate/Computer
  • Near/Reading
Advanced Plus
Your treatment may include:
  • Astigmatism Reduction with Femtosecond Laser
  • Astigmatism Reduction with Toric Lens Implant (IOL)
  • Correction of either distance vision OR near vision without total dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
Your treatment may include:
  • Astigmatism Reduction with Femtosecond Laser
  • Multifocal Implant (IOL)
  • Extended Vision Implant (IOL)
  • Premium IOLs provide a reduced dependency glasses or contact lenses.

Intraocular Lens Implant Vision Simulator

Why Choose Northeastern Eye Institute?

Northeastern Eye Institute (NEI) is the largest and most comprehensive eye care center in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1994, the third generation of doctors hailing from members of the founding medical directors came on board at NEI. Thanks to a tradition of service and excellence, while remaining on the cutting edge of eye care technology, NEI has grown consistently over the years and emerged as the leading provider of comprehensive eye care services in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


“Me and my husband have been seeing Dr. Boland for many years. I just had cataract surgery and everything went great. He is knowledgeable and skilled. Would recommend him to anyone.”

- Diann

“Had cataract surgery and the staff was very informative and explained everything to me. Would recommend them to anyone who needs a specialist.”

- Catherine

“From the initial consultation to the recovery after surgery was excellent. Dr. Boland and the staff were very professional, courteous and genuinely concerned for my care.”

- John

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