For most people, cataracts are an inevitable process of aging in which the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. This condition may result in cloudy vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty with reading and a slow decline of night vision. These symptoms can seriously interfere with the quality of life and your activity level and usually develop so slowly most people are unaware they are even forming. The good news is that cataracts are one of the most common and easily treated causes of vision loss.
Medical problems such as diabetes, injury to the eye, medications like steroids, long-term exposure to sunlight and previous eye surgery can all contribute to the formation of cataracts, as well. Currently, there is only one real treatment for cataracts and that is to replace the clouded lens with a synthetic lens. Cataract surgery is performed millions of times each year and is one of the most common surgical procedures performed at Pacific ClearVision Institute. Until recently there were few options for those needing lens replacement surgery. Vision was fixed, for the most part, at either distance or close vision, and glasses needed to be worn for clarity at other distances.
Your primary eye care provider can assess the degree of your cataracts and help you determine if there are options available to you to improve your sight, or if a surgical option may need to be explored. Our doctors here will work closely with you and your primary eye care provider to help determine your visual goals and work out the best possible option of achieving those goals. The best option may be cataract surgery, and if that is the case, we will thoroughly explain the procedure and work with your schedule to find the easiest and most convenient time for you to begin the process of restoring your vision and visual goals.
At Pacific ClearVision we provide variable power and adjusting lenses which offer multiple focal lengths and more potential freedom from glasses to the cataract lens exchange patient.