Our cataract surgery in Belleville doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Here at Eye Institute of Essex, we think it should be something that is exciting, because it gives you a whole new lease on sharp and clear vision once again. Cataracts, the result of protein buildups on the lenses of your eyes, can range from simply bothersome all the way to impeding your ability to see properly and affecting your entire way of life. Unfortunately, there is no way to actually remove cataracts from your eye lenses. And while eyeglasses or contacts lenses can mitigate the effects of cataracts, often for a long time, because of the progressive nature of the disease, most patients will eventually reach a point where corrective lenses are no longer effective or have become insufficient to address the problem. At that stage, you will want to consult with our ophthalmologist about a surgical option.
The way that our cataract surgery in Belleville works is that your natural eye lenses are removed completely. This, of course, removes the obstacles to your vision, which is the entire point. However, since your eye lenses are the part that allow you to focus, you will need something to take their place. The answer can be found in getting glasses or contact lenses for that purpose. This is a perfectly efficient way of managing the situation, allowing you to see sharply, with clarity, and with focus.
When is the right time to have our cataract surgery in Belleville? That is a decision that should be made jointly between you and our ophthalmologist. So long as your glasses or contacts are permitting you to do the things you like and to engage in the activities that you need to, there is no reason to resort to a procedure. However, if you find that you can no longer drive your car, play golf, use your computer, watch TV, read, do needlepoint or a crossword puzzle, there is simply no downside to considering surgery. You can restore your vision and along with it your independence. Why not call us right now and schedule an appointment?