You have a higher risk of developing numerous eye conditions and diseases as you age. One such condition you may face is cataracts. Cataracts typically have little to no impact on your vision early on, but they can grow and make your vision cloudy or dim. You can often manage early symptoms of cataracts with corrective lenses. Over time, however, your vision can become so obstructed that you will need cataract surgery. At Advanced Family Eye Care, serving residents in St. Joseph, South Haven, Benton Harbor, and Stevensville, MI, we offer pre and post-op care for cataract treatment.
Cataracts can cause cloudiness in the lens of your eye and can occur in one or both eyes. While cataracts pose little threat to your health, they can impair your sight over time. You may notice the following cataract symptoms as you enter your golden years:
• cloudy or hazy vision
• sensitivity to light
• double vision
• difficulty seeing clearly at night
• difficulty distinguishing colors
• frequent changes to your corrective lens prescription
Cataracts can significantly impact the quality of your sight and make performing even the simplest tasks challenging. Your optometrist may recommend cataract surgery to restore your sight. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective treatment for cataracts. Your optometrist will help you find a reputable eye surgeon to perform the surgery and monitor your recovery.
Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens to restore sight. This new lens will contain your prescription for correcting refractive errors to enhance the clarity of your sight. Your eye surgeon will treat one eye at a time if you have cataracts in both eyes. They will treat one eye and then move on to the next once your eye heals. Your eye surgeon will numb your eye for this treatment so you feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure.
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return home after treatment. You need a designated driver to drive you home since you cannot drive immediately after surgery.
Your optometrist will monitor your recovery after surgery. You may experience mild discomfort or blurry vision for a few days after your procedure, which is normal. Your vision will improve gradually as your eyes heal. We will schedule follow-up visits to ensure no post-op problems arise.
See Your Optometrist at Advanced Family Eye Care for Cataract Treatment
Cataracts can significantly impact your vision and make your day-to-day life challenging, so contact Advanced Family Eye Care PC in Stevensville, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, and South Haven, MI, to schedule a consultation for cataract diagnosis or treatment. We are here to ensure your eyes and vision remain healthy and strong. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (844) 398-4022.