If your vision isn't as bright as it used to be or you’ve having difficulty seeing well at night, it may be due to cataracts. At Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbia, SC, we can accurately diagnose cataracts and offer prompt treatment to help you see clearly. Before visiting us, take a look at some frequently asked question regarding cataracts below:
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are cloudy areas on the lens of your eye that affect the quality of your vision. Over time, they can cause blurry vision and make colors appear faded. Cataracts are also common and often develop slowly.
What Causes Cataracts?
The most common reason for the formation of cataracts is age. While they are more common in older adults, they can occur at any age. Along with that, cataracts can develop due to genetics, smoking, and diseases like diabetes.
Are Cataracts Dangerous?
Cataracts don’t cause any harm, however, they can reduce your vision. Not only that, but if left untreated, they can also lead to blindness.
Are Cataracts Always Treatable?
The vast majority of cataracts are treatable. They can be taken care of quickly and efficiently with a brief, outpatient procedure. If you have significant medical conditions, however, cataract surgery may not be safe for you. When you visit us, we can evaluate your condition and recommend the appropriate treatment.
What Can I Expect from Cataract Treatment?
After cataract surgery, you can expect a significant improvement in your vision right away. You'll also have a checkup after your surgery to ensure that you are healing properly. Most of the time, our optometrist will wait a few weeks after performing the surgery on one eye before the other to prevent any complications.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
To learn more about cataracts or to schedule your visit, contact Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates in Columbus, SC, at (803) 254-6306 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. When you’re looking for an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!