What is a Cataract?

The experienced vision correction specialists of International EyeCare are dedicated to providing high-quality treatment using the most sophisticated technology available. In addition to testing and qualifying patients for LASIK they offer advanced treatment for cataracts patients.

A cataract is a condition in which the eye’s natural lens becomes clouded, causing blurry or distorted vision. Cataracts can form on one or both eyes and can disrupt vision by altering the way that light is reflected on the retina. While it is not known exactly why cataracts form, most cataracts form as an age-related condition. In fact, more than half of all adults over the age of 80 have, or have had cataracts. In some cases, a cataract may form due to eye trauma or another vision condition such as glaucoma. Some of the most common symptoms of a cataract include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Glares and/or halos
  • Fading of bright colors
  • Frequent changes to contact or eyeglass prescription

While many people who have cataracts are able to see with eyeglasses or contacts in the beginning stages of a cataract, the condition gradually progresses and can eventually severely disrupt vision, making tasks such as reading or driving particularly difficult. Undergoing cataract surgery is the only way to completely eliminate a cataract, and is a permanent solution for clearer vision.

Seeking treatment for cataracts is essential for maintaining clear vision. If you live in Houston or College Station and believe you may be suffering from a cataract, contact the experienced vision correction specialists at International EyeCare today. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation and make recommendations for the best treatment options.