What You Need to Know About Cataracts

What You Need to Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are, unfortunately, a more common eye problem as time goes on. At Falcon Vision Centre, we are eager to keep you informed about different eye conditions and preventative measures you can take now to keep your eyes healthy. How do cataracts occur, how can they affect your eyesight, and what are treatment options? Continue reading to find out more about cataracts and your eyes!

How They Occur

Cataracts occur when the protein builds up on the surface of your lenses. They cloud over your lenses and block the light that enters your eyes. This threatens your vision over time. Genetics along with age play a major role in cataract formations. Those with diabetes also have an increased risk of developing cataracts as well as those with previous eye injuries or past surgeries. Our optometrists encourage regular eye exams for individuals with an increased risk in order to help with early detection.

How They Affect Your Eyesight

Cataract development creeps in for most people. Your eyesight may begin to be hazy or blurry, have difficulties seeing at night, or increased glare sensitivity. Over time, cataracts may rob some of their quality life, making it hard to do everyday tasks.

How They Are Managed

Your optometrist may prescribe you with stronger eyeglasses or contact lenses. We encourage investing in proper lighting in your home for your safety. If your cataract formations are severe, then you may be a candidate for surgery. If you are interested in more information regarding surgery for your cataracts, then contact our eye clinic today.

Regular eye exams help to keep your eyes healthy and give us the opportunity for early detection. Call us today to set up your next appointment.