You’re sitting at the computer rubbing your eyes, but can’t seem to shake the cloudy vision. Driving at night has become next to impossible due to dizzying headlight glares, and your prescription glasses just don’t seem to be working anymore. You’ve chalked it up to aging. But what if the culprit is actually cataracts?
Life with Cataracts
Like many other medical conditions, cataract symptoms can appear slowly over time. These include impaired night vision, halos and glares, double vision, cloudy or hazy vision, and the need to constantly change eyeglass or contact prescriptions. In fact, due to the slow onset of the disease, many patients don’t realize just how much their vision changes have impacted their day-to-day lives until it’s pointed out by friends or family.
If you’re over the age of 60 and experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you may be suffering from cataracts. Lifestyle risk factors like smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, and excessive alcohol use can all increase your chances of developing cataracts. Left untreated, cataracts can cause total blindness, so it’s important to schedule regular eye exams and discuss any vision changes with your doctor.
Candidates for Cataract Surgery
If cataracts are impacting your quality of life, it’s time to consider surgical treatment. Through the technological advances of cataract surgery, the professionals at Broberg Eye Care can alleviate your symptoms and remove cataracts once and for all.
We get it – surgery can be intimidating. The word alone might conjure images of hospital operating rooms, doctors in scrubs, and the beep of monitors. But cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries of its kind, and relatively convenient at that. At Broberg Eye Care, cataract surgery is performed in our easily-accessible outpatient center using local anesthesia. Thanks to intraocular lenses, many patients experience better post-op vision than they had prior to developing cataracts. Full recovery usually takes one month or less, with most patients returning to normal activities after one day.
Contact Us Today
If you suffer from cataracts, don’t resign yourself to a life of poor vision. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists to review your condition and see if you’re a candidate for surgery. Contact us today!