When the normally clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy, this is known as a cataract. Having a cataract is like looking through a dirty window. They range from very small to large cataracts that can cause vision loss.
What causes cataracts?
Most cataracts are a normal change due to advancing age. While most cataracts are found in people over the age of 50 years, cataracts can occur in those younger than 50. Cataracts can be caused by eye injuries, toxic chemicals or diseases like diabetes. Smoking and exposure to ultraviolet light are also risk factors that contribute to the development of cataracts.
How will you know if you have cataracts?
In the early stages, cataracts may develop in one eye before the other, without pain and with little effect on your vision. Signs of advancing cataracts include blurred vision, sensitivity to light especially at night, and a feeling of looking through a film.
How does Optometrist at Eastlakes Eye Care treat cataracts?
As part of your eye examination, our optometrist will check the health of your eyes. This includes using a special microscope to look at the lens inside your eye for any sign of cataract formation. Using these results and information from other tests, Optometrists are able to tell if you have cataracts.
Many people with small cataracts that are not advancing can be helped with new prescription glasses and a regular eye health examination with our optometrist at Eastlakes Eye Care. When cataracts grow and begin to affect your vision, interfering with your ability to work or drive, your optometrist may refer you to an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon to consider a surgery to remove the cataracts.
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