A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night) or see the expression on a friend’s face.
Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.
At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure.
At O’Brien Vision Center, our doctors can diagnose cataracts and council you as to when it is time for cataract surgery. We can even follow you throughout the post-operative period. After cataract surgery we will generally see you the day, week and month after the procedure but sometimes more visits may be necessary. Surgery is not done on both eyes on the same day and the second eye is usually done as soon as two weeks after the first. It is also possible for the surgeon to correct farsightedness and nearsightedness when doing the surgery. Now there are even implants that can correct astigmatism and the need for a bifocal.
To schedule an appointment and to learn more, please contact our office.