As the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 40 and above, cataracts are not something you can leave unchecked. However, many people simply don’t know they’re affected by cataracts until symptoms progress. That’s because cataracts develop over time as part of the natural aging process.
Although there’s no way to reverse or prevent cataracts, scheduling an appointment can help detect and treat them early. Learn more about cataracts and how Optical Vision can help live cataract-free.
What Are Cataracts?
The clear lens that allows you to see the world clearly can become cloudy over time. When it does, it’s typically due to a cataract forming. Cataracts can block the light that’s meant to pass through and allow for clear vision. As the cataract progresses, parts of your vision that allow you to read or drive at night make those routine tasks increasingly difficult.
Common Cataract Symptoms
Cataract Risk Factors
While some things, like your age, cannot be changed, some habits and lifestyles can increase the chance of developing cataracts. Risk factors include:
Before cataracts can affect your vision or quality of life any longer, take a minute to explore your treatment options. Cataract surgery has helped countless patients experience high-quality vision without needing eyeglasses.
Cataract surgery involves removing the cataract and your natural lens and replacing it with an artificial one called an IOL. The procedure can last anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour and doesn’t require stitches.
Some IOLs can grant you a broad range of vision, similar to how a natural, clear lens would. The best way to learn more about your options is to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable optometrists.
Schedule An Eye Exam with Our Optometrists in Phoenix and Scottsdale
Have you noticed cataract symptoms? Do you fall under one or more of the risk factors? Don’t wait for cataracts to progress or your vision to worsen. You can find a solution at Optical Expressions. Our team is happy to help you understand cataracts and your options. Schedule an appointment today.