Cataracts can cause blurry vision and make tasks like reading or driving challenging. However, they can be treated, especially if they are detected early. At ABC Vision Source in Sherwood, Hillsboro, and Portland, OR, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to help you see clearly. Before visiting us, learn about some symptoms of cataracts below:
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. While cataracts form gradually, they can significantly affect your vision. Due to this, it is important to have regular eye exams. With the exams, we can detect any signs of cataracts and recommend surgery to improve your vision.
What Are Some Symptoms of Cataracts?
During the early stages of cataracts, the symptoms may be subtle. However, as they progress, you might notice poor night vision, blurry vision, increased light sensitivity, and faded colors. Since these symptoms may also be due to other conditions, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
When you visit us, our optometrist will check your visual acuity, check the pressure inside your eye, and dilate your pupils to make sure that there's no damage inside. Once we know the extent of the condition, we can determine the necessary treatment.
Treatment for Cataracts
Cataracts are often treated with surgery. During the procedure, your natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. The surgery is also quick and you can return to your normal routine within 24 hours. While cataracts aren't 100% preventable, we may suggest to protect your eyes with sunglasses, having a good weight-to-height ratio, and watch your blood pressure and blood sugars. These precautions can help lower your risk of cataracts.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of cataracts, let our team at ABC Vision Source in Sherwood, Hillsboro, and Portland, OR, help. We are happy to tell you more about cataract surgery and set you up with an appointment. To schedule your visit, contact our Sherwood location at (503) 625-5599, our Hillsboro location at (503) 649-7566, or our Portland office at (503) 473-8039 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!