So What are Cataracts?
Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes clouded, making it difficult for light to pass through and reach the retina. This can cause vision problems, including blurred or hazy vision, halos around lights, difficulty with bright lights or glare, and faded colors. Cataracts develop gradually over time and are usually a result of aging, but they can also be caused by other factors such as injury, disease, and exposure to UV light (sunlight).
Impact on Vision
Cataracts can have a significant impact on vision and daily activities. They can make it difficult to read, drive, or see fine details, and they can also cause a general loss of contrast sensitivity. This can make it difficult to distinguish between objects, especially in low light conditions. Patients with developing cataracts will find they need more and more light when trying to read or look at small items.
Solutions for Patients with Cataracts
If you have cataracts, there are several solutions available to help improve your vision. The most common solution is cataract surgery, which involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. This can restore clear vision and improve quality of life. In some cases, cataract surgery can even eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. While the thought of surgery can be off putting for many patients, the results are nothing short of amazing in as little as 10 minutes. The other options involve updating your eyeglass and contact lens prescription to enhance the vision as much as possible. Some patients also find it useful to incorporate different tints into their lenses in order to enhance the contrast while driving in certain situations.
How Newnan Family Eyecare Can Help
Newnan Family Eyecare is dedicated to helping patients with cataracts. Our team of experienced optometrists will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you have cataracts. If you do, we will determine what options are available and whether or not it is time for surgery. If so, we will refer you to a qualified cataract surgeon for surgery. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care and help you achieve clear vision once again.