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.
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.
Post-surgery side effects
You can expect a few post-surgery side effects, like:
- Blurry vision
- Brighter color vision
- Itching eyes
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.