Cataract Awareness Month

Do you have Cataracts?

Cataracts are a part of the natural aging process, but they do not have to interfere with your life style because today cataracts can be treated in a variety of ways. Initially when symptoms begin to appear, you may be able to improve your vision with a new pair of glasses or a change in prescription. Brighter lighting may also help in the short-term. If a cataract, which is a cloudiness of the crystalline lens inside your eye, grows dense enough to impair your vision and affect your daily activities, cataract and lens removal is recommended.

 

It is a common procedure and is safely performed millions of times each year. The latest surgical technique involves using a laser to remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens. The new lens can correct your (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or come in a bifocal) vision and minimize or eliminate your need for glasses. Most patients achieve a noticeable improvement in their vision right away although it can take several months for the vision to completely stabilize.

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Dr. Christensen

Helping patients to see, look and feel their very best since 1983. Your go-to gal on any topic from contacts, glasses, eye diseases and vision therapy.

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