Cataract surgery presents a unique opportunity to enhance your vision and potentially reduce your reliance on glasses. In this article, we’ll explore the various options available for vision correction during cataract surgery and what you can expect from the procedure.
Sight is universally considered our most valued sensory experience. Most people acknowledge that good vision is essential to function well in today’s world. But what exactly is ‘healthy vision’? A good place to start may be to describe what healthy vision is NOT in order to recognize the visual warning signs that should never be ignored.
The truth is, there can be many explanations for your blurry vision. From refractive errors to dry eye or even the beginnings of eye disease, many conditions start out with similar symptoms. Learn more about why your vision might be changing and the importance of seeing your eye doctor.
Always err on the side of caution when it comes to your vision. Many mild symptoms can mimic those of more serious eye diseases and permanently damage vision if left untreated. Notify your eye doctor immediately if you notice sudden changes or have an eye injury. Your ophthalmologist will help evaluate and triage your symptoms.
Changes in the eye’s blood vessels may signal an elevated risk of heart disease, stroke or aneurysm. If your eye doctor sees any of these signs during a dilated eye exam, it could be literally life-saving!
September is Healthy Aging Month and a great time to see your eye doctor.
Think of your annual ophthalmology visit as a primary care check-up for your eyes. The tests given during a complete exam help identify chronic conditions that may be impacting your vision, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Damage seen to blood vessels at the back of the eye can signal changes that need to be addressed.