Cataract Treatment from Your Optometrist in Cypress, TX
Cataracts increasingly come up in conversation as baby boomers reach their senior years. Among individuals who have reached the age of 75, at least 50 percent develop this disorder.
Patients can help save their vision with regular eye exams at our Today’s Vision Barker Cypress optometry practice in Cypress, TX. Eye exams allow our optometrist to detect a developing cataract and other eye issues.
Signs of Cataracts
One of the challenges of treating cataracts is their potentially slow growth, which leaves our optometry patients unaware that they have a problem. Most sufferers develop these protein deposits on the lenses of both eyes. Vision might initially be merely cloudy, then deteriorate to the point where driving at night, seeing faces clearly, and reading are compromised.
The most common symptoms our patient experience include:
- Dim, blurry, or cloudy vision
- Difficulty seeing once it is dark
- Appearance of yellowed or faded colors
- Need for increasingly bright light to do close work
- Seeing halos around lights
- Light and glare sensitivity
- Double vision in the affected eye
- Changed corrective eyewear prescriptions
Although screening for cataracts occurs during regular exams at our optometry practice, patients should be aware of the risk factors for this condition. Our optometrist cites these as the most common:
- Being 40 or older
- Carrying excess weight
- Suffering from hypertension
- Undergoing overexposure to sunlight
- Having prior eye surgery
- Suffering from specific medical disorders such as diabetes
- Being a smoker
- Consuming excessive alcohol
- Taking corticosteroids long-term
- Experiencing a past eye injury or inflammation
Treatment from Our Doctor of Optometry
Our optometry practice selects the most effective therapy for cataracts based on how much the growing deposits interfere with the ability to see. Vision monitoring is common while those effects remain mild.
Monitoring includes regular exams to measure eye pressure, test sensitivity to color and glare, and refract each eye. Visual acuity measurements and retina evaluation are also important.
Corrective eyewear with specific lens coatings is beneficial to many. Sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV light are highly recommended.
Surgery to remove the affected lens is the only way to eliminate a cataract. Our practice is happy to provide surgical referrals.
Call Today’s Vision Barker Cypress Today
Help protect your sight with regular vision exams that reveal the need for prescription eyewear and identify disorders such as cataracts and glaucoma. Our Today’s Vision Barker Cypress practice provides comprehensive, primary optometry care for the entire family on both a scheduled and an emergency basis.
For top professional care plus personal attention, call us today at 281-758-3083 to schedule an exam with Dr. Cecilia Nguyen, our Cypress, TX optometrist.