Cataracts: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments
Are you beginning to notice the signs of vision loss? If you’re over the age of 40, it’s possible that you’re suffering from cataracts. This common problem is the reason why countless people go blind, so you need to take it seriously. North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park has optometry professionals standing by and ready to provide you with a complete eye exam.
Our staff of optometrists knows a thing or two about cataracts. We understand the causes and ensuing symptoms, we’ve seen them before, and we’ve referred patients to eye surgeons who remove the cloudy lens so patients can regain their vision.
Before we can reach this point in the process, we need to determine if you actually have this condition first. Please read about the following symptoms and decide whether any ring true for you. If you can relate to these symptoms, immediately call North Bay Vision Center in Rohnert Park to schedule an appointment to meet with an eye doctor for an eye exam.
The most common symptoms include:
- Blurry, dim, and/or cloudy vision
- Regularly need to upgrade prescription contact lenses and eyeglasses
- Colors appear yellow or faded
- Require bright lights for reading and various activities
- Vision difficulty increases at night
- A single eye sees double vision
- Halos appear while looking at lights
- Experience glare and light sensitivities
The Main Causes of This Condition
Our optometrists agree that the development of cataracts takes place because of an eye lens injury or through the natural course of aging. Some individuals who’ve acquired inherited disorders through genetics have much greater risks of suffering from this condition.
A cataract forms as we age because our lenses lose flexibility and transparency. They also thicken as we get older. As time passes and the cataract moves through the latter stages of development, you’ll experience denser cloudiness, encompassing a much greater portion of the lens. Medical conditions and aging cause lens tissues to clump together and break down, which leads to small clouded areas on the lens along with blurry vision.
Treating the Symptoms
Our team of optometry specialists offers a range of treatment options to improve your vision. You might not think it’s a big deal and would prefer to avoid the eye doctor altogether, but you’d do yourself and your vision a major disservice. If you wait too long to treat this condition, you could eventually go blind, so don’t delay.
At first, we’ll start by giving you newer and stronger glasses. But as the condition progresses over time, you’ll likely require surgery. We’ll refer you to an eye surgeon who will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an IOL, also known as an intraocular lens.
Contact Our Eye Doctors Immediately!
Can you relate to the symptoms of cataracts mentioned above? Leaving cataracts untreated could eventually lead to blindness. Your vision is too important to take needless chances. Contact North Bay Optometric Vision Center in Rohnert Park, CA, without further delay. We’ll schedule an eye exam with a caring optometrist at your earliest convenience. The number to call is 707-584-7294.