What is a Cataract? - Trillium Eye Care

What is a Cataract?

September 27th, 2017
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In case you missed it, September was Healthy Aging Month. In honor of this, we brought you some information on age-related eye health conditions the entire month.

Our final installment is about cataracts, read about it below!

 

What is a Cataract?

Just like a camera, each eye has a lens that helps view and focuses on things up close or far away.

The lens in our eyes has a very specific layout of proteins that allow light to pass through to enable our eyes to be able to see clearly.

The lens is found on the front and outside of the camera while in the case of our eyes, the lens lies behind the iris (the colored part of our eyes) and the pupil.

 

Here’s What You Need to Know:

 

What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

 

Who’s At Risk?

 

What Treatment Options are Available?

In the early stages, the symptoms of cataracts are reduced by the following:

 

When the cataract reaches a point where it starts to obstruct vision, then, an eye doctor may suggest surgery. Comprehensive eye exams and close monitoring with your optometrist helps determine if you have reached this stage. An eye specialist takes charge of cataract surgery.

 

If you think you or someone you love may have cataracts or other eye health-related questions it’s time to book an appointment with our Doctor of Optometry today! Click here.

 

Trillium Eye Care is primarily a Jacksonville Optometrist that provides full comprehensive eye exams as well as glasses prescriptions.

We are conveniently located near Nocatee, St. John’s, St. Augustine, and Fruit Cove!

We offer online appointment booking available at your convenience—24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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