Detect Cataracts Before It Gets to You

Cataract greenfield massachusetts at eye and lasik Cataracts is a common eye condition that many patients seek treatment for. Often times, these are the patients who have neglected the signs and symptoms that their eyes have experienced from the very start, leading to the development of the disease. Our eye doctors here at Longwood Eye & LASIK Center always encourage patients to have regular eye examinations as these greatly help detect cataracts before it has done significant damage to the eyes.

Is it cataracts? Spot the not!

Though only a qualified physician can diagnose this eye condition correctly, there are certain signs and symptoms for you to watch out for. It is important to have your eyes checked as soon as possible once you experience the following symptoms:

  • Blurring of vision, which can also appear cloudy, filmy, or foggy.
  • Progressive nearsightedness, which is common in older patients. This is commonly called “second sight” as the elderly often no longer need to wear reading glasses, although their distance vision is still deteriorating.
  • Problems with night vision, which can be noticed as glare from the headlights of oncoming vehicles when driving.
  • Changes in color vision as the discolored lens of the eyes acts as a filter.
  • Trouble with glare during the daytime.
  • Double vision, similar to a superimposed image.
  • Sudden changes in prescription glasses.

How is cataracts treated?

There are different methods to address cataracts. If vision can still be corrected with a change in prescription, our doctors can prescribe eyeglasses, contacts, or bifocals, which can eliminate the patient’s need for surgery to treat the condition.

However, if the loss of vision cannot be addressed anymore with new prescription glasses, you may be a candidate for a cataract surgery. The procedure is done by removing the clouded lens of the eye with cataracts and replacing it with an artificial one.

Get checked today!

If you think you have one or two of the warning signs of cataracts, get your eyes checked by a professional as soon as possible. Call us today at (888) 296-0106 to book an appointment with our eye doctors. We look forward to hearing from you!


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