Cataracts are among the leading eye conditions that affect the older population. Upwards of half of all adults over the age of 75 will develop cataracts. You can preserve your vision with routine eye exams at Eye and Contact Lens Center, serving Kirkland and Renton.
This condition is progressive, resulting in the clouding of the eye's lens. It can take years for the condition to develop to a point where surgery is needed. Some common symptoms of cataracts include:
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- A yellowish tint to colors
- Halos around lights
- Double vision in one eye
- A frequent need to change prescriptions
If you're over the age of 60, you have an increased risk of cataracts. Also, if you have a family history or a pre-existing medical condition, we recommend routine exams to stay on top of your eye health.
Treatment for Cataracts
Depending on how far cataracts have advanced, treatment can include regular vision monitoring and eyewear with a specialty coating on the lenses. Should you need surgery, we provide professional pre- and post-operative care to help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. Treatment for cataracts has improved remarkably. Surgery can take less than 30 minutes for each eye, and typically patients stay awake for the process. After surgery, most patients report being able to see more clearly within a few days.
Make An Appointment With Our Optometrist Serving Kirkland and Renton, WA
If you are experiencing vision problems, call to schedule an appointment with our optometrist. Cataracts can make it difficult to do many of the activities you love. Having regular visits to our clinic is vital for maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision for years to come. We want your experience at or Eye and Contact Lens Center to be as beneficial as possible by providing a comfortable atmosphere and care tailored specifically to your needs. Call today to learn more about how our optometrist can help.