Cataracts are painless, cloudy spots that develop in the lens of the eye. Cataracts block light from reaching the retina, causing vision problems. Although cataracts are more common in older adults, habits like smoking can exacerbate their formation.
Here are some steps you should take if you have cataracts and want to improve your vision.
Consider Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is quick, easy way to eliminate cataracts and restore your vision. During cataract surgery, eye surgeons break up the cataract into small pieces that are subsequently aspirated out of the eye. Then, an artificial implant is used to replace the lens. Cataract surgery is an outpatient operation that requires very little recovery time. In addition to removing cataracts, lens implants can also decrease the patient’s dependence on glasses or contacts.
If you are uncomfortable with cataract surgery or if your cataracts are still in their early stages, you can correct your vision by wearing glasses. If your vision is a bit blurry, glasses could be the right choice for you. Anti-glare glasses might also help improve your vision. Prolonged exposure to sunlight is one of the causes of cataracts. Wearing anti-glare glasses can help reduce exposure and improve your vision. If you choose to wear glasses, it is important that you visit the eye doctor regularly and keep your prescription current.
If you have any further questions about the steps you should take if you have cataracts and want to improve your vision, call Boston Laser at (617) 566-0062. Our expert eye surgeons have extensive training when it comes to cataract surgery. We were one of the first eye care clinics to adopt lens implant technology, and we have been refining our technology and technique for years. If you are suffering from cataracts and would like to improve your vision, call us now.