If you're noticing cloudy vision, blurry vision, or can’t see well at night, it may be important to get help from an eye doctor because you may have cataracts. An eye doctor on our optometry team can help rule out this eye disease or can help prepare you for treatment. Cataracts are most common in adults, but it should be treated quickly with the help of an optometrist. An optometrist on our team can help inform you of treatment options, help keep your cataracts at bay, and provide treatment options in the meantime to restore your vision.
At North Bay Optometric Vision Center serving Rohnert Park, CA, we want to help our patients find relief from cataracts, improve their quality of life, and prevent complications from this eye disease from impacting their health. For this reason, we offer help from our optometry specialists, who can help monitor your eye health and provide treatment, ranging from medications to surgery.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a condition that is caused by the breakup of the proteins in the eye. These provinces can break down overtime as a natural result of aging. When they do, this leads to the development of a grayish film over the eye that looks cloudy and almost resembles a thick milk-like substance.
For people with cataracts, the symptoms can come on slowly with little symptoms shown. However, when cataracts does create symptoms, these can range from cloudy vision, to total or partial vision loss.
This eye disease cannot be prevented and having medical ailments such as diabetes and high blood pressure can put you at higher risk of developing cataracts.
How Can an Optometrist Help?
An optometrist at our optometry practice can help treat your cataracts by either monitoring it closely or providing prescription eyeglasses to help treat any vision problems. He or she can also recommend cataracts surgery if your disease has progressed. This is a form of treatment that removes the cloudy layer over the eye. However, it does come with a recovery time and some risks.
An eye doctor on our optometry team can help you learn about your treatment options.
Find Cataracts Treatment with an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
At North Bay Optometric Vision Center serving Rohnert Park, CA, we're here to help provide you with treatment for cataracts so you can recover and see clearly again. Call us at (707) 584-7294 to schedule an appointment.