Cataracts typically develop in people over the age of 55, but can occasionally occur in infants and young children or as a result of trauma or medications. Cataracts is a disease of the eye that results in clouding of the lens causing visual problems such as hazy vision, glare sensitivity, change in prescription, and difficulty driving at night. During the evaluation of your eye health, the lens is carefully examined for any cataract formation. If the cataract is significant enough to qualify for cataract surgery, our doctors will refer you to a trusted and respected surgeon for surgery. Our doctors will work closely with you to provide you with pre and post cataract surgery care.

To help slow down the progression of cataracts or delay the need for surgery, follow these useful tips:

  • Reduce exposure to sunlight through UV-blocking lenses with sunglasses! We offer prescription and non-prescription sunglasses at our office and we can turn any frames into sunglasses at your request. You can also add photochromic coating on the lenses so that your lenses turn dark under direct sunlight
  • Decrease or stop smoking
  • Increase antioxidant vitamin consumption with supplemental vitamins or by eating more leafy green vegetables

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