Cataracts are one of the most common conditions that older adults face with their vision. Our optometry experts at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. provide testing and treatment for cataracts. If you live in or around Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, or Montpelier, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.
Signs of Cataracts
Cataracts occur when there is a clouding of the lens. If you have cataracts, it can become difficult to perform everyday activities like walking, driving, or even doing chores around the house. Your world can look like you are underwater. Let’s take a look at seven signs that could indicate you have cataracts.
1. Cloudy or blurry vision is one of the most common signs of cataracts that can worsen over time without treatment
2. Double vision in the eye with cataracts
3. More difficulty while driving at night
4. The appearance of "halos" around lights
5. Increased light sensitivity from natural light and artificial light
6. Frequent need to update your eyeglasses prescription
7. Colors appear to have a yellowish tint
Why Regular Eye Exams Are Important
Cataracts can have a significant impact on your vision. Cataracts are a progressive condition, meaning that your vision will worsen without appropriate intervention. Surgery is the best way to restore your vision, although it may not be necessary in the early stages. An operation for cataracts is a normal procedure and it is also quick. Typically, the procedure takes about 20 minutes per eye. Most people report significant improvements in vision after just a few days. Full recovery takes a week or two, but then you can go back to your everyday life.
Call Our Optometry Professionals at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C.
Don't let cataracts impair your vision any longer. At Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C., we can accurately diagnose your condition and Dr. Phipps can provide treatment for your cataracts. If you live in Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, or the surrounding areas, call one of our locations today to schedule a consultation.