If you’ve been told you have a cataract, or suspect that you do, don’t wait to improve your vision. Gone are those days of waiting until you fail your driver’s license test, or you don’t feel comfortable walking around your own home. At the Eye & Lasik Center, we take a proactive approach to vision care, detecting and treating vision problems early. Our doctors can diagnose your vision condition and make treatment recommendations to dramatically improve your vision and immediately put confidence back in your life.
How Do I Know If I have Cataracts?
Symptoms that could indicate the presence of a cataract include: difficulty reading in low light, blurred or double vision, a gradual dulling of colors, halos around lights, glare when driving, or simply the frequent need to change your glasses prescription. A cataract can progress until eventually there is a complete loss of vision in your eye. Surgery is the only treatment, and you should consider surgery when there is enough loss of vision to interfere with your daily activities.
What Can Effect My Vision?
All of us notice a significant change in our vision sometime around the age of 45. It seems like we wake up one day and can’t focus up close, and reading glasses become a constant companion.
This condition is called presbyopia and comes from the gradual hardening of the lens in the eye. As we age, the lens doesn’t flex as well, losing its ability to shift focus between distance and near, and reading becomes difficult without magnification. Presbyopia afflicts everyone over the age of 45.
At birth, our natural lens is clear, but as we age it yellows and hardens. In addition, the lens may become cloudy and vision becomes more blurred.
This condition is called a cataract, and is usually a result of the natural aging process. Everyone will develop cataracts at some point, usually after age 60. Since a cataract affects the clarity of the lens, it prohibits light from passing through easily, causing the retina to receive blurred or distorted images.
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If you would like to see as great as you feel, you owe it to yourself to take the next step to better vision. Trust your eyes to the experience and care of our surgeons.