Are Cataracts Affecting Your Vision? Let’s Find Out
Sometimes people are hesitant to make medical appointments because they fear what they might learn about their health. However, the sooner conditions are identified, the better chance you have at treatments to improve your quality of life. Cataracts are an excellent example of this fact.
Most people develop cataracts at some point after age 60. Left untreated, cataracts can cause blindness but there is no need to settle for this outcome. Cataract surgery is a common procedure that is very effective at restoring vision clarity.
But first you need to know if cataracts are truly affecting your vision. Our Cataract Evaluation at The Wright Eye Center is designed to do just that.
Common Tests During Cataract Evaluations
- Overview of your vision using a visual acuity test
- Dilated eye exam to assess the condition of your eye lenses and your retinal health (back of your eye)
- Review of any refractive error you might have (nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism)
- Eye pressure test to identify glaucoma
Your eyes will be dilated during this visit, so we recommend bringing someone along with you to drive you home.
After the preliminary tests are completed, Dr. John Wright will discuss the results and explain any problem areas that might exist. If cataracts are identified, he might recommend cataract surgery in Colorado Springs. However, he may actually suggest that you wait to have surgery if your condition is still in the early stages and your vision isn’t interrupting your daily life. Honesty and transparency: that’s what you can expect to receive from our office.
We Welcome Your Questions
We fully understand that learning you have cataracts can lead to a long list of concerns and questions. We encourage you to ask away. Patient education about cataracts is so important, so we’ll do everything we can to provide you with easy-to-understand information so you can decide when, how and where you want to have surgery. The choice is yours and we hope you will trust The Wright Eye Center to improve your eyesight.
Dr. Wright has performed over 40,000 cataract surgeries, helping many patients restore clarity and vibrance to their vision. Contact us today to schedule a Cataract Evaluation in Colorado Springs to find out if the time might be right for cataract surgery.