Alpine Eye Care offers preventative eye care as well as surgeries for eye conditions and even cosmetic procedures in Northern Michigan. One of the issues that many face today is loss of vision due to cataracts. A cataract is a clouding in the eye lens and is relatively common, affecting come 20 million people around the world.
Often considered just part of aging, cataracts do not have to permanently impact your vision. A relatively common procedure is available for those suffering from the affects of cataracts as a large population between the ages of 55 and 80 will at some point have to deal with cataracts. It is imperative that those who begin to see the affects of cataracts affecting their vision, get it checked out immediately as left untreated, it may eventually lead to blindness.
How Do You Know?
While the best way to know if you have a cataract is to get it checked out by your vision specialist at Alpine Eye Care, there are symptoms you can watch for as well. Cataracts develop quite slowly and cause very few symptoms until they are already blocking light from your eye. When you can see visible symptoms they will often include:
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Progressing nearsightedness
- Changes in the way you see colors
- Problems with night driving
- Double vision
- Sudden changes in prescription in your eyeglasses
- Issues with glare during the day
Your eye doctor will be able to test your eyes to see if you are suffering from a cataract. Though there is no way at the time to prevent cataracts you can catch them early by simply making sure you get your eyes checked. Dealing with loss of vision, even just a little, can be frightening. Alpine Eye Care specializes in eye surgeries including those for cataracts to help you see better. If you are having trouble seeing due to cataracts or some other issue in relation to your eyes, now is the time to get it taken care of. Stop putting off getting your eyes checked, make an appointment with Alpine Eye Care, we can help you see better. Contact us at 1-877-SEE-2020 or schedule an appoint online today.