Cataracts In Seniors

My senior patients frequently have cataracts. A cataract is a cloudiness in the lens behind the pupil and when the cataract is bad enough, it obscures vision. The of the lens of a child’s eye as a clear pearl onion, over the years that clear onion-like tissue becomes cloudy like a partly cooked egg white. The only way to remove the cataract is through surgery. Now the surgery is relatively mild with a 97% success rate and the recovery time is usually about 24 hours. One eye is done at a time, with the second eye usually done 30 days later. To help prevent cataracts from growing quickly, protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet light and try to take 500mg of vitamin C every day.

About Advanced Eyecare Optometry

At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.

When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.

If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.

Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.

If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!

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