Has your vision been less clear lately? If so, you may be experiencing cataracts. A cataract is a cloudy spot in the lens of the eye that affects your vision. The doctors of Precision Eye Group in Dingmans Ferry, Lake Ariel, Carbondale, and Honesdale, PA can help if you suffer from cataracts.
At first, the cloudiness in your vision caused by a cataract only affects a portion of the eye's lens. However, if the cataract grows larger, your lens becomes cloudier, which distorts the light passing through the lens. This may lead to more-noticeable symptoms. Though you may not be aware of it, cataracts cause vision loss.
Patients who have cataracts that have cloudy lenses experience something similar to looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Such cloudy vision can make it more difficult to go about your day-to-day activities, especially at night. Reading, driving a car, or the ability to safely move around can all be affected.
The signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
- Increasing difficulty with vision at night
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision in a single eye
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Need for brighter light for reading and other activities
- Seeing halos around lights
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
Treating Cataracts in Dingmans Ferry, Lake Ariel, Carbondale, and Honesdale, PA
Our doctors can remove cataracts surgically. During surgery, our eye doctor will remove the cloudy lens from your eye and replace it with an artificial lens. This simple outpatient procedure can clear your vision in about an hour.
Contact Our Doctors
If your vision is becoming cloudy, you may be suffering from cataracts. Reach out to the Precision Eye Group in Dingmans Ferry, Lake Ariel, Carbondale, and Honesdale, PA team to book an appointment today. You can contact us in Honesdale at (570) 253-6551, in Dingmans Ferry at (570) 686-1102, in Carbondale at (570) 282-4080, or in Lake Ariel at (570) 698-4140.