What Are Cataracts?
A cataract happens when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy. This is typically a part of the aging process, but cataracts can also develop in younger people too. The cloudiness caused by a cataract scatters light into the eye that would normally be focused on the retina for a clear image. Cataracts can also cause glare, halos, blurring and alter color perception.
Signs of Cataracts
- Cloudy, blurry, dim vision
- Yellow tinge to all colors
- Greater difficulty seeing at night
- Seeing light rings and halos around lights
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Faded colors
- Double vision in a single eye
- Frequently changing eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions
Cataract surgery is the most common eye surgery performed in the United States. Our eye doctors work with you and top doctors of the Inland Eye Institute and Loma Linda Ophthalmology Department to provide complete and continuing eye care for patients who need the vision transforming process of cataract surgery.
The Inland Eye Institute’s Eye Surgery Center and Loma Linda University’s Ophthalmology Department have have become the primary surgery centers chosen in the the Inland Empire. And our doctors can continue your vision care history before and after any cataract surgery you may need.
During cataract surgery a surgeon removes the cataract through a very small opening and replaces the clouded natural lens with a clear ens implant. These lens implants are made of acrylic, silicone or other inert types of plastic that remain indefinitely in the eye. Surgeons may use microsurgical methods to eliminate the need for stitches, which leads directly to faster healing and getting you back to normal activities the next day.
Eye Exams & Cataract Evaluation
The path to clearer vision begins with a complete evaluation for cataracts during an eye examination by your doctors here at Clear Vision Optometry. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, our doctors will explain to you the options available to you. So, call us today to schedule an appointment at the office nearest you – (909) 890-0015 in San Bernardino or (951) 785-0250 in Riverside.