Cataract Doctors & Eye Treatments

Cataract specialists

Cataract Doctors

The expert team at EyeCare Associates specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions like cataracts. Our optometrists use the latest technology in eye exams and work with our 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.

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Find EyeCare Associates Cataract Specialists Near You

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:

  • Diabetes

  • Smoking

  • Obesity

  • Hypertension

  • High myopia

  • 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 Alabama 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 Alabama optometrists and ophthalmologists work together to help you determine if cataract surgery is right for you.

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Schedule an Appointment With Our Cataract Doctors

The team at EyeCare Associates specializes in eye diseases and ocular conditions. Routine eye exams allow our doctors to provide you with your best vision possible. If you are diagnosed with a cataract, we will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cataracts

What Do Cataracts Look Like?

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.

What Are Symptoms of Cataracts?

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.

Can Cataracts Be Prevented?

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.

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Common Symptoms and Signs of Cataracts

Think you might be developing cataracts? Learn the symptoms and signs of cataracts from the eye doctors at EyeCare Associates. 

Find an EyeCare Associates in Alabama near you

The eye care professionals with EyeCare Associates are here to help you find the right vision correction treatment. We’ll help you find a treatment plan that works best for you. Schedule an appointment with one of the expert Alabama eye doctors at EyeCare Associates today. We have locations from Montgomery, Madison, Trussville, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, and more!

Huntsville East
Hughes Road Madison
Spring Hill
Huntsville West
Hays Farm
Bay Minette