What are cataracts?
A person’s natural eye lens functions similarly to a camera. It’s the part of the eye that makes it possible to focus on objects and understand what we’re seeing. Cataracts cloud the natural eye lens and make it increasingly difficult to focus on objects.
Is cataract surgery necessary?
At Delaware Eye Care Center, we only recommend cataract surgery if your cataracts interfere with daily activities like reading or driving. Learn more about cataract surgery at Delaware Eye Care Center.
Find out if you’re a candidate, take our Cataract Surgery Self-Test
Do I have cataracts?
If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be showing early signs of cataracts, or have a cataract already. Schedule a consultation
- Is your vision blurry?
- Are you experiencing poor night vision or double vision?
- Are colors distorted or less vibrant?
- Are your eyes increasingly sensitive to light?
Frequently Asked Questions
What risks make me more likely to develop a cataract?
No one is immune to cataracts. However, increased risks are associated with:
- Individuals with diabetes
- Individuals who participate in steroid use
- Individuals who have had an eye injury
Is age the only thing that causes cataracts?
Age is not the only thing that causes cataracts. Other factors include eye injury, eye disease, certain medications, and other health problems, like diabetes.
Do I have a cataract?
If you are experiencing “night halos” or glares in vision, it may be an indicator that you’re developing a cataract. However, the best way to determine if you have a cataract is to have an examination.
What are cataract symptoms?
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision in one eye
- Poor night vision
- Color distortion
Is surgery the only treatment for cataracts?
While surgery is recommended when a cataract disrupts daily activities (e.g. reading or driving), there are a number of things that can be done to manage cataract-related vision problems.
How long does the initial consultation take?
Please allot approximately 90 minutes for general consultations and annual assessments.