As we move through life, it’s inevitable that we will experience changes in our bodies, our minds and even our eyesight. Even if there are no outward symptoms, your eyesight can be slowly deteriorating during the early stages of certain eye conditions. Cataracts are one such condition that gradually impacts your vision, making it more and more difficult to perform normal daily tasks. In fact, you may think that your poor vision is just another aspect of growing older that you have to accept. And you may think that you have to stop participating in certain activities or social gatherings because you’re getting older.
This could not be further from the truth. If you feel that your eyesight isn’t quite what it used to be – things appear blurry/cloudy or colors have an odd tint to them – we highly recommend you schedule an eye exam or Cataract Evaluation with our team at Azul Vision. While it’s okay to live with cataracts if they are not causing you distress, it’s all too easy to start stepping away from activities one by one because you can’t see well. Before you know it, you may find that you’ve withdrawn from family and friends. It is even possible for your cataracts to ultimately lead to blindness.
Cataract Surgery is the Good News
We share this information not to panic you, but to let you know that cataract surgery can actually restore clear vision to your life. The process involves the removal of your cloudy lens so it can be replaced with a clear lens. Our surgery methods at Azul Vision have helped thousands of people get back to enjoying life that is full of crisp, colorful images. Our team will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and relaxed from the minute you arrive to your appointment to the time you leave.
What to Expect During Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 30 minutes to perform. You’ll be awake during the procedure, but most patients don’t feel anything because we will give you a local anesthetic to numb your eye.
- A small incision is made on your cornea (the outer layer of your eye).
- Your cloudy eye lens is gently broken up into small fragments and carefully removed from your eye.
- A new replacement lens is inserted into your eye. You will already have selected which type of cataract replacement lens you want, so your doctor will have that lens ready for your procedure.
- The incision heals naturally, usually without stitches.
Types of Cataract Replacement Lenses
Before your procedure, you and your doctor will discuss the different types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can be inserted into your eyes. You will learn the pros and cons of each type of lens and what type of vision the lenses provide:
- Monofocal IOLs: these provide clear vision for long-range vision, up-close vision or intermediate vision.
- Multifocal IOLs: these provide clear vision at all distances, with a single lens.
- Toric IOLs: these are made to treat astigmatism.
The first step is to find out if you actually have cataracts. We can do that by assessing your eye health during a Cataract Evaluation. As mentioned earlier, it’s okay to live with cataracts if they are not affecting your life. We will let you know what we recommend. You can always expect to receive honest information from our team. Then you can decide if you want to proceed.
Find out if the time is right for cataract surgery.
Schedule a Cataract Evaluation today!