At Brinegar Eye Care in Bloomington, IN, our goal is to provide comprehensive eye care to help you achieve and maintain good vision. Unfortunately, one of the most common eye conditions we encounter is cataracts, which can significantly affect your vision. Let's discuss cataract screening and how we can help you manage it.
Cataracts are a common condition where the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy, resulting in blurry or hazy vision. It might start to develop slowly over time, and you may not notice any symptoms at first. However, as the cataract grows, it can cause significant vision problems and may even lead to blindness if left untreated. Fortunately, cataracts are easily detected with a comprehensive eye exam.
At Brinegar Eye Care, we recommend that patients over the age of 60 receive regular eye exams to screen for cataracts. During the exam, our optometrist will perform a thorough assessment of your eye health and check for signs of the common condition. If we detect any changes in your vision or symptoms, we may recommend additional testing or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.
If you are diagnosed with cataracts, our team at Brinegar Eye Care will help you manage the condition. We offer cataracts co-management services, which involve working closely with your surgeon to ensure a successful outcome. Our team will provide pre-operative and post-operative care to make sure you have a smooth and successful recovery.
We also offer a range of lens options, including multifocal lenses, which can help improve your vision and reduce your dependence on glasses after the surgery. Our optometrist will work with you to determine the best lens option for your needs and lifestyle.
While cataracts are common as we age, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing this condition. One of the most important things you can do is to protect your eyes from UV radiation by wearing sunglasses or a hat with a brim. Quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and managing underlying health conditions like diabetes will also help reduce your risk of developing it.
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Don't let cataracts affect your vision and quality of life. Contact Brinegar Eye Care today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam and cataract screening. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing the highest level of care to help you maintain healthy eyes and clear vision.