The expert team at The EyeDoctors Optometrists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions like cataracts. Our optometrists use the latest technology in eye exams and work with our cataract surgeons to determine the best solution to improve your vision and eye health.
If you are one of the 2.4 millions of Americans living with cataracts, The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help you see clearly again.
At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, our goal is to provide every patient with their best vision possible. We are conveniently located throughout Kansas. Find a cataract specialist near you to schedule an appointment today.
What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is a common eye condition that can affect one eye or both. It affects the natural lens in your eye, which is located behind the iris. If the lens becomes weak and breaks down, the tissues clump together and form a cataract. The cataract prevents light from passing through your eye, causing cloudy or blurred vision. If left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.
Unlike other eye diseases and conditions, like glaucoma, cataracts can be cured. Cataract removal is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. It is also one of the safest and most effective.
Who Gets Cataracts?
Approximately 50 percent of Americans suffer from cataracts. While aging is the most common cause, cataracts can also be genetic and affect people of all ages.
Risk factors for cataracts include:
High blood pressure
Extensive steroid use
Significant alcohol consumption
Family history of cataracts
Previous eye injury or eye surgery
Lifestyle habits can help prevent cataracts or reduce their impact if you currently have them. Not smoking, healthy eating, using bright light when reading, wearing sunglasses when outdoors, and limiting your sun exposure can improve your overall eye health.
Because cataracts develop over time, symptoms also develop slowly. Routine eye exams are the best way to prevent vision loss and keep your eyes healthy.
Lifestyle habits can also help prevent cataracts or reduce their impact if you currently have them. Not smoking, healthy eating, using bright light when reading, wearing sunglasses when outdoors, and limiting your sun exposure can improve your overall eye health.
The team at The EyeDoctors Optometrists specializes in eye diseases and ocular conditions. Routine eye exams allow our doctors to provide you with your best vision possible. If you are diagnosed with a cataract, we will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your eyes.
Symptoms of cataracts include cloudy or blurred vision, double vision, trouble seeing well at night, light and glare sensitivity, and seeing bright colors as faded or yellowish.
During cataract surgery, a small incision is made on the eye and the cataractous lens is removed. It is replaced with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens through the same incision. The actual surgical procedure generally takes about 10 minutes.
Cataracts are eliminated after surgery. Intraocular lens implants last a lifetime and can reduce your dependency on glasses or bifocals to see near, far, and/or everything in-between.
Think you might be developing cataracts? Learn the symptoms and signs of cataracts from the eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists.