The expert team at EyeCare Associates specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases like cataracts. Our optometrists use the latest technology in eye exams and work with our ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons to determine the best solution to improve your vision and eye health.
If you are one of the 2.4 millions of Americans living with cataracts, EyeCare Associates can help you see clearly again.
At EyeCare Associates, our goal is to provide every patient with their best vision possible. We are conveniently located throughout Alabama.
What Causes Cataracts?
Cataracts can affect one eye or both at once. They form on the lens of your eye, which is located behind the iris. When the lens becomes less transparent and flexible, it breaks down and the tissues clump together and form a cataract. This blocks light from passing through the lens and causes vision to become clouded.
While aging is the most common cause of cataracts, the eye disease can also be genetic and affect people of all ages, including children. Risk factors for cataracts include:
A health history that includes eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation on your upper body
Lots of time in the sun, especially without sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays
Cataract Treatment Options from EyeCare Associates
Cataracts do not go away on their own and can significantly impair your vision if left untreated. Early detection is key in preventing cataracts from stealing your sight. Routine eye exams allow your doctor to monitor changes to your vision, identify cataracts before you notice any symptoms, and determine the severity of the condition.
Prescription glasses and specialty contact lenses can alleviate vision impairments if the cataract is diagnosed in its early stages. If your condition is more advanced, your eye doctor may recommend a cataract removal procedure. Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. It is also one of the safest and most effective.
The Experienced Cataract Doctors at EyeCare Associates
The board-certified doctors at EyeCare Associates have decades of experience treating eye diseases and conditions and have helped thousands of patients regain their vision. We perform comprehensive eye exams using the latest, state-of-the-art technology to determine the exact health of your eyes. If your cataract condition is severe, our team of optometrists and ophthalmologists work together to help you determine if cataract surgery is right for you.
Cataract-related vision problems can be treated with glasses and contact lenses. If your condition is more advanced, your eye doctor may recommend a cataract removal procedure.
You can trust EyeCare Associates with your vision and to help you determine the best option for your unique eyes. Schedule an eye exam with one of our specialists today.
A cataract looks like a cloudy film has been placed behind the iris, the colored part of your eye. The appearance may be spotted as there are different types of cataracts that affect different parts of the eye including the center, the edges and the back of the lens.
Symptoms of cataracts include cloudy or blurred vision, double vision, trouble seeing well at night, light and glare sensitivity, and seeing bright colors as faded or yellowish.
Routine eye exams are the best defense against cataracts. Lifestyle habits can also help prevent cataracts including not smoking, healthy eating, using bright light when reading, wearing sunglasses when outdoors, and limiting your sun exposure.