Cataract Doctors & Eye Treatments

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Cataract Doctors

The expert team at Clarkson Eyecare specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases like cataracts. Our optometrists use the latest technology in eye exams and work with our ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons to determine the best solution to improve your vision and eye health.

If you are one of the 2.4 millions of Americans living with cataracts, Clarkson Eyecare can help you see clearly again.

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Who Gets Cataracts?

Approximately 50 percent of Americans experience cataracts by the age of 75. While aging is the most common cause for cataracts, the condition can also be hereditary. 

Other risk factors for cataracts include:

  • Diabetes

  • Smoking

  • Spending lots of time in the sun, especially without sunglasses for protection against ultraviolet rays

  • Family history of cataracts

  • Previous eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation on your upper body

  • Extensive steroid use

  • High blood pressure

Don’t wait for cataracts to steal your sight. If you are experiencing changes to your vision or see faded colors, call (phone number) to schedule an appointment with Clarkson Eyecare today.

Cataract Symptoms

A cataract occurs when the tissues of the lens in your eye become weak, break down, and clump together to prevent light from passing through your eye. Because cataracts develop over time, the symptoms develop slowly. The first sign of a cataract is generally hazy or blurred vision. 

Other symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Double vision

  • Trouble seeing well at night or in dim light

  • Seeing halos around headlights at night

  • Seeing bright colors as faded or yellowish

  • Light and glare sensitivity

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an eye exam at Clarkson Eyecare to diagnose your eye condition and discuss your options. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, your eye doctor will help you decide if prescription eyeglasses, specialty contact lenses, or cataract removal surgery is best for you.

Types of Cataracts

Different types of cataracts affect different areas of vision. The optometrists at Clarkson Eyecare are experts in eye diseases and can diagnose the type of cataract you have as well as determine the severity of it. 

The most common types of cataracts include: 

  • Nuclear cataracts, which affect the center of the lens and turn the lens a yellow-brown color, causing nearsightedness and difficulty seeing colors. 

  • Cortical cataracts, which affect the edges of the lens and cause light to scatter as it enters the eye. 

  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts, which affect the back of the lens and impact reading vision and cause halos around lights while driving.

  • Congenital cataracts, which people are born with or develop at a young age.

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Schedule an Appointment Today to Diagnose & Treat Cataracts

Cataract-related vision problems can be treated with glasses and contact lenses. If your condition is more advanced, your eye doctor may recommend a cataract removal procedure. 

You can trust Clarkson Eyecare with your vision and to help you determine the best option for your unique eyes. Schedule an eye exam with one of our specialists today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cataracts

How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

During cataract surgery, a small incision is made in the eye and the cloudy lens is removed. It is replaced with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens through the same incision. This procedure generally takes about 2 hours.

How Do You Treat Cataracts?

Cataract-related vision problems can be treated with glasses and contact lenses. If your condition is more advanced, your eye doctor may recommend a cataract removal procedure.

When Should You Have Cataracts Removed?

Cataracts should be removed when they get in the way of your normal activities such as driving, reading, or watching TV. Discuss your cataract symptoms with your eye doctor and decide together whether cataract surgery is right for you.