How Do You Know If You Have A Cataract?
- Posted on: Mar 4 2022
- Do you feel that colors have lost their crispness or are ‘muted’?
- Are things that usually look bright white, looking yellowish?
- Are you unsure about whether you should be driving at night?
- Have you handed the keys to your significant other, or other friends of yours because you don’t trust yourself?
- Are things a little blurry at the wheel even during the day?
- Are you using stronger lights to read?
- Are you sitting closer to the TV?
- Are you squinting to read road signs?
- Do you see halos at night around streetlights and car headlights/taillights?
- Do you find that you can’t recognize a friend until they are very close to your face?
- Is it getting harder to play your hobbies due to your vision? Hit the golf ball, read, thread a needle, etc?
- Why is my glasses prescription changing so often?
If you answer yes to any or most of the questions above, you may have a cataract.
It’s also important to know that cataracts may take quite some time to develop. So even if you have been diagnosed with cataracts, it could be months or even years before your eye doctor determines that your vision is affected to the point of needing surgery.
And remember, cataracts do not mean you are old, and they are not a bad thing – we have removed cataracts in patients in their late 40’s and early 50’s. Everyone, if they live long enough, WILL get a cataract! Even animals get cataracts – it is a natural part of the aging process of our eyes.
Visit our Cataract page to learn more, but essentially, a cataract is just the clouding of the natural lens of our eyes. UV light from exposure to the sun can make cataracts worse, and data has found that people who spend more time outside in sunny climates, tend to develop cataracts quicker. So, protect your eyes from the sun with the right pair of polarized lenses and if you have any of the above symptoms, don’t worry, we’ve got you!
The doctors at Slade & Baker Vision performed the FIRST Laser Cataract Surgery in the United States and continue to perform the latest and greatest procedures with the most advanced intraocular lenses available.
Call us today at 713-626-5544 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an evaluation and learn what lenses are recommended for your lifestyle and your vision. Our doctors would be able to tell you what lenses would give you the best possible visual outcome depending on whether you have had ocular surgery before or how your vision has been throughout your life. Our state of the art testing and technology is unmatched. And if you want to test yourself, feel free to take our IOL self test
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