Glare from headlights stopping you from night driving? Can’t spot your long shot on the golf course? Or worse, the DMV won’t renew your driver’s license? If you’re over age 50, and noticing changes in your eye sight, you’re not alone. These could be symptoms of a cataract.
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.
Cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure. It’s completely safe and virtually painless. And advanced lens implants allow you to see like you did 30 years ago. Imagine being able to drive, play tennis, dial your phone and check emails – all without glasses. With today’s cataract surgery, glasses-free vision can be yours.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Faded or dull colors
- Problems with glare
- Sensitivity to light
- Halos around lights when driving
- Difficulty reading in low light
- Blurred or double vision
- Frequent need to change your glasses prescription
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.
What is the Cost of Cataract Surgery?
We will discuss your Medicare or insurance coverage with you during your Cataract Evaluation. We understand insurance coverage can be a bit confusing, and we are here to help. Our expert cataract surgeons will also talk with you to clearly understand your lifestyle and hobbies, and recommend the best lens implant choice for you.
Medicare and most private health insurance plans will generally help cover much of the cost of cataract eye surgery. If you choose a multifocal lens implant, you will be responsible for the additional cost associated with that lens.
You don’t want to live with compromised vision, and you don’t have to. We offer flexible payment options through CareCredit, including plans that are interest-free for up to 12 months.
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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.