DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE CATARACTS?
A cataract is a clouding and subsequent loss of transparency, or clouding, of the clear lens in the eyeball. Typically an eye disorder associated with aging (over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery), cataracts generally occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye changes and gets older. As one ages, chemical changes occur in the clear lens, making it less transparent.
Many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision are so gradual. When the lens gets cloudy enough to obstruct vision to any significant degree, it is called a mature cataract. Glasses nor contact lenses will sharpen vision if a cataract is present.
At Lickteig Family Eye Care we can assist you with your cataract(s). We will perform a comprehensive eye examination and ascertain if the cataracts are interfering with your ability to see and affecting your quality of life. Should we confirm that cataract removal and implantation of an artificial (clear) lens is mandated, we have an established rapport and co-manage with local cataract surgeons who are world-renowned. Visit our cataract surgery page to learn more.