If you think you may have cataracts and you are concerned with your vision, come visit our eye doctor. We are here to help our Huntersville, NC customers.
Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens in your eyes becomes clouded over. Most people who develop this vision problem remark that cataracts make it seem like they are always looking through a fogged-up window. This can make it difficult to engage in normal daily activities, like driving, reading, or watching TV. If you think you may have cataracts and you are concerned with your vision, come visit our eye doctor at Vision Center of Lake Norman. We are here to help our Huntersville, NC customers.
Keep in mind that in most cases, cataracts will develop slowly and won’t cause problems with your vision at first. However, as the problem persists, you will find that this vision problem starts to affect your ability to see. When you first come into our office for help treating your cataracts, we may recommend wearing eye glasses and relying on stronger lighting to help you see.
If the problem continues to get worse and affects your normal daily life, we may recommend cataract surgery. Although you may be worried about the prospect of having surgery, remember that cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in the United States each year. Also, after cataract surgery, many times you do not have to wear glasses or contact lenses anymore.
To help prevent the onset of cataracts:
- Always wear sunglasses outside to prevent harmful cataract causing UV rays from entering the eyes
- Wear a brimmed hat while outside to shield the UV rays
- Do not smoke or quit smoking
How Long Do Eye Injuries Take to Heal?
The eyes could be one of the most interesting organs in our body because they have the ability to heal quickly compared to other organs. While our eyes are very sensitive, and we hope never to have any injuries, if an eye suffers an abrasion, it can typically be expected to heal very quickly – potentially within just one or two days.
Depending on the severity of the injury, your eye doctor may prescribe eye drops with an eye-care regimen to reduce inflammation and the potential for infection.
To find out more about cataracts, how to determine if you have them, and the solutions that are available to you, please schedule an appointment with us at Vision Center of Lake Norman today. Our kind and caring staff, including our optometrist, Dr. Chuck Monson, is ready and waiting to provide you with excellent eye care.