The expert team at The EyeDoctors Optometrists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases like cataracts. Our optometrists use the latest technology in eye exams and work with our ophthalmologists and 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 experience cataracts by the age of 75. While aging is the most common cause for cataracts, the condition can also be hereditary.
Other risk factors for cataracts include:
Spending lots of time in the sun, especially without sunglasses for protection against ultraviolet rays
Family history of cataracts
Previous eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation on your upper body
Extensive steroid use
High blood pressure
Don’t wait for cataracts to steal your sight. If you are experiencing changes to your vision or see faded colors, call (phone number) to schedule an appointment with The EyeDoctors Optometrists today.
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.
Cataract-related vision problems can be treated with glasses and contact lenses. If your condition is more advanced, your eye doctor may recommend a cataract removal procedure.
You can trust The EyeDoctors Optometrists with your vision and to help you determine the best option for your unique eyes. Schedule an eye exam with one of our specialists 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.
During cataract surgery, a small incision is made in the eye and the cloudy lens is removed. It is replaced with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens through the same incision. This procedure generally takes about 2 hours.
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.