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Cataract Co-Management in Pleasanton

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Signs of Cataracts 

Cataracts occur as part of the aging process, as your eye’s lens becomes more solid. This condition appears as an opaque clouding on the eye’s usually transparent lens. Although cataracts happen naturally, they can be exacerbated by diabetes, sun damage, and smoking.

Symptoms of cataracts can include: 

  • Clouded, blurry, or dimmed vision
  • Difficulty with night vision
  • Light sensitivity 
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Fading or yellowing color vision

If you have cataracts, our team will help co-manage your condition, reduce stress, and provide the best options for your overall visual health.

Managing Cataracts 

Our optometrists can prescribe glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors for cataracts and provide you with clearer vision. However, as the condition advances, it can severely affect the quality of your eyesight. 

Only surgery can remove cataracts. If you can have cataract surgery safely, our optometrists will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist.

Cataract Surgery & Recovery

Cataract surgery takes less than an hour from start to finish. Your surgeon uses eye drops to dilate your pupils, then provides a local anesthetic as a numbing agent. Once you’re comfortable, the ophthalmologist removes your clouded natural lens, and replaces it with a synthetic lens.  

Post-surgery, you’ll be scheduled routine follow-up appointments at Foothill Optometric to ensure healthy recovery from the procedure. 

Cataract surgery often results in improved vision, but many patients still need glasses or contact lenses after their procedure

Post-surgery side effects

You can expect a few post-surgery side effects, like:

  • Blurry vision
  • Brighter color vision
  • Itching eyes
  • Discomfort

There are a few symptoms to watch for:

  • Vision loss
  • Persistent pain, even after the use of pain relievers
  • Red eyes
  • Swelling eyelids
  • Flashing lights
  • Floaters

Compassionate Care When You Need it Most   

Being diagnosed with cataracts can be stressful and life-changing, but Foothill Optometric can help determine your best course of action. You can maintain healthy vision with routine care and compassionate treatment. We’ll be here for you every step of the way! 

If you would like more information on cataracts and how we can help, call us today.

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Our Practice in Pleasanton

You can find us at the corner of Stoneridge Drive and Franklin Drive in picturesque Pleasanton, California.

Our Address

  • 6155 Stoneridge Drive, Suite #100
  • Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM 2:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
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