Cataracts are the leading source of vision loss around the world. However, with help from your eye care team, you can develop strategies to accommodate your changing vision and ensure your lifestyle stays as accessible as possible.
When the time comes for cataract surgery, Brighton Eyecare will happily refer you to a certified ophthalmologist.
Please request an appointment so we can help you manage your cataracts.
The lens inside your eye is made of thousands of tiny proteins. When you’re born, these proteins are spaced out enough to let light travel between them. As you grow older, the proteins start to restructure, moving closer together. As they continue to change, it becomes more and more difficult for light to pass between them.
Eventually, the restructured proteins create a nearly opaque haze through which the patient can only see very general shapes or light patterns.
Symptoms of cataract development include:
Everyone will eventually develop cataracts to some degree. However, certain factors increase the likelihood of developing them sooner.
Risk factors for cataract development can include:
During the early stages of cataract development, you may not notice any differences in your vision. As the condition progresses, you will most likely need more frequent prescription changes. Going for annual eye exams can help ensure you are always using the most up-to-date prescription.
At some point, you may need to start relying on low vision aids to help you achieve daily tasks such as reading or using your phone. However, once you reach this point, you may be eligible for cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is performed by replacing your natural lens with an artificial implant. The procedure is relatively simple, requiring only one small incision.
Brighton Eyecare is conveniently located in Brighton Marketplace just off McCormond Drive, between Save on Foods and The Keg.
We understand that life is busy, and it isn’t always convenient to take time out of your workday to visit your optometrist. To help serve you better, we offer Saturday appointments and have extended hours on Thursdays.