The expert team at The EyeDoctors Optometrists specializes in diagnosing and treating eye conditions like cataracts. Our experienced eye doctors use the latest technologies to determine the best solution for improving your ocular health.
If you are one of the 2.4 million Americans living with cataracts, The EyeDoctors Optometrist team can help restore your vision.
A cataract is a common vision problem that 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 to form a cataract.
The cataract prevents light from passing through your eye, causing cloudy or blurred vision. It is possible to develop cataracts in both eyes. If left untreated, this eye condition can lead to blindness.
Unlike other eye diseases and conditions, cataracts can be cured through surgery. During cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, or intraocular lens (IOL) implant. This eye surgery is one of the most common procedures in the United States.
While aging is the most common cause of this eye condition, it can also be genetic. This condition can affect people of all ages and even be present at birth.
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.
At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, our goal is to provide every patient with the best vision possible.
We specialize in treating eye diseases and ocular conditions that impact your eye health. Routine eye exams allow our doctors to provide you with the best vision possible. If you are diagnosed with a cataract, we will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your eyes.
We have over 20 eye clinics conveniently located throughout Kansas. Find a cataract specialist near you to schedule an appointment today.
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.
This procedure generally takes about 30 minutes. If you have cataracts in both eyes, The EyeDoctors Optometrists typically treats one at a time, with surgeries scheduled for each eye one to four weeks apart.
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.