Cataracts can be treated with a special pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses initially. And over time, updates to the prescription will keep you seeing adequately. At Eye Institute of Essex, we offer our cataract surgery Belleville when you reach the point where corrective lenses are no longer equal to the task of counteracting the effects of this progressive eye disease.
Over half of all cases of cataracts are diagnosed in those 65 and older, but it’s a condition that can develop in anyone, no matter how young you are. Protein build ups form on the outside of your natural eye lenses. They lead to cloudy or blurry vision, which worsens as the cataracts increase in both quantity and size. In addition to blurry vision, problems driving at night, difficulties perceiving colors, and double vision are some of the common symptoms. Our cataract surgery Belleville is based on removing your natural eye lenses. There is no way to physically remove the deposits, so the entirety of the lenses must come out. You are now free of the obstruction to your vision, but your lenses permit you to focus. That’s where intraocular lens implants (IOLs) enter the equation. They are prosthetic lenses that return your focus and depending on the type you get, can optimally restore either just distance vision, or both distance and near vision thanks to our cataract surgery Belleville. Our ophthalmologist will discuss the options with you, and determine based on various factors, including what your insurance will cover, which is the best choice for your situation. With monofocal IOLs, you will require reading glasses. Either way, you’ll regain a level of vision that you may have thought you would never enjoy again.
Why not contact our office right now and schedule a consultation and exam to find out if you’re a good candidate for our cataract surgery Belleville?