Have your eyeglasses suddenly stopped working to correct your vision, despite the fact that your prescription is still perfectly up to date? Have you noticed that the colors around you seem less vibrant, or that you simply have more trouble distinguishing one shade from one shade to the next than you ever have before? If these are symptoms which you suffer from on a daily basis, you could be facing more than just a common optical condition, but a destructive disease of the eye. The only way to insure your eyes are always seeing their very best is with regular optical exams from your local optometrist in Humble at the state of the art practice of Today’s Vision.
Cataracts are most often known to many of us as a disease which occurs with aging, and thusly is ignored as even a remote possibility for those of us under sixty years of age. However, this illness has many more causes than the simple aging of your eyes. Cataracts can also be caused childhood injury, deformity, or infection, as well as from outside causes throughout your life such as diabetes, the use of diuretics or steroids, exposure to radiation or UV rays from the sun, and even optical injuries. The use of cigarettes and the consumption of alcohol and heavy amounts has also been known to increase the risk of cataracts. Symptoms of cataracts include difficulty seeing due to glare both during the day and at night due to headlights, sudden in changes in your optical prescription, difficulty seeing color, double vision, as well vision that appears in anyway to be cloudy, blurry, or appears to be a film over your eyes. Your professional optometrist in Humble works to treat cataracts with the latest technology through the use of prescription eyeglasses that work to accommodate your new optical correction needs until you become a candidate for surgery. Cataracts must be completely formed until they can be removed. Your doctor works to restore your vision with a type of laser surgery that works to remove the cataract where it has formed on the natural lens of your eye with an artificial lens. This IOL can also be prescribed to your vision needs, so you may never need to wear prescription lenses again to see clearly.
The first step to caring for cataracts is a diagnosis at your neighborhood optometrist in Humble. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the offices of Today’s Vision perform optical exams with the Optomap advanced imaging system in order to diagnose cataracts more efficiently than ever before. Many optical diseases can be managed with an early diagnosis. No matter what your visual needs, you can find the care you need at Today’s Vision.