Cataracts affect millions of people, increasing the need for regular eye exams and treatment for individuals diagnosed with cataracts.If you need help with cataract symptoms and treatment in Boston, turn to Eyes Over Copley, where we diagnose cataracts and other conditions affecting your eyes when performing your eye exams.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the globe. A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that cataracts alone are responsible for 30 percent to 50 percent of all cases of blindness.
Cataracts occur in one or both eyes. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of your eyes that often affects normal vision. The clouding produces an opaque area and results in the lens not being able to focus light properly.
While cataracts often affect people as they age, cataracts occur in people at any age, including infancy and childhood.
Symptoms and Signs That You Have Cataracts
Cataracts produce a variety of symptoms, one of which is the lack of ability to focus your vision properly. The clouded lens possibly results in lack of ability to see clearly, night vision issues, double vision, issues with a glare of oncoming headlights, faded vision or dull colors and a tinting of the lens, particularly a brownish-colored tint.
Our optometrist at Eyes Over Copley provides complete optometry services to all patients, including those seeking a cataract Boston eye care provider.
Cataracts, left untreated, possibly enlarges over time, further decreasing your ability to focus your vision and causing other symptoms to increase in frequency and severity or appearance of new symptoms.
The only way to know for sure if you have cataracts is to get a comprehensive eye exam, which our optometrist team provides at your appointment.
How Our Optometrist Can Help Prevent, Manage And Treat Cataracts
The first step to prevention of cataracts is having annual eye exams. If you have cataracts or another condition affecting your eye health, our optometrist sometimes recommends having eye exams more frequently.
Performing a variety of tests during your comprehensive eye exam lets our optometrist determine if you have cataracts in one or both eyes, the severity and if you need further evaluation for cataract symptoms and treatment in Boston.
The National Eye Institute explains that a cataract only needs removal if it affects your vision. Some people have cataracts and are unaware that they have a cataract in one or both eyes. Our cataract Boston eye care provider helps you manage and receive treatment at all stages of cataracts.
Contact Our Boston Eye Doctor
Contact Eyes Over Copley today for your comprehensive eye exam and for management and treatment evaluations for your cataracts.