Are you over age 65 and noticing that your vision has become clouded? Do colors seem faded? People over age 60 are more prone to developing cataracts, a natural result of the aging process. Cataracts cannot be reversed, and surgery is the only fix. Luckily for folks in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area, the best cataract surgeons in Florida are nearby at Elmquist Eye Group.
What exactly is a cataract?
When protein breakdown occurs in the eye, these proteins clump onto the lens and cataracts form. When the clump gets big enough, you may experience blurred vision. The protein accumulation makes light scatter rather than focus on the lens.
Cataracts can range in severity, but early on, most people don’t even know they have one. Cataracts cannot usually be seen when you look into the mirror, so you may have one for years before noticing any signs. People do begin experiencing vision issues, but don’t typically attribute it to a cataract, instead attributing it to “normal” vision changes. For this reason, eye exams are important to have on a regular basis. At Elmquist, our eye care team has added several tests to our comprehensive examination. These added tests are specially designed to detect, diagnose and determine cataract severity.
About cataract surgery
Surgery is the only repair for a cataract. Early on, we will likely change your eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions more often. When your vision is significantly affected, we recommend that our patients consider surgery. Many patients tell us they have trouble reading, trouble driving at night, or trouble seeing in low light and glare.
When that time comes, our expert Elmquist surgeons are here for you. We will do a comprehensive cataract exam and determine how well you fit as a surgical candidate. We will certainly discuss your expectations and we will make a decision together whether this is the right time for your surgery.
Transform your vision and your health
Cataract surgery can be transformative. Many patients are simply stunned at how good their vision is after cataract surgery. They didn’t realize how muted and dull colors had become and are stunned at the renewed vibrancy of their restored vision.
In fact, cataract surgery can be transformative in ways beyond just your vision. It can affect many other areas of your health. Clearer vision can reduce your reliance on glasses or contact lenses, and it can also reduce your risk of falls and therefore potential fractures. Full clarity in vision without blurriness can help you fully embrace life.
Invest in yourself by investing in your vision. Come talk to one of our surgeons about your expectations. Take the opportunity to enhance your vision.
Your vision is essential and precious, so if it is time for your cataract surgery, come to the best cataract surgeons in Florida at Elmquist Eye Group. We are ready to schedule your appointment at our convenient Fort Myers or Cape Coral locations, so give us a call today. You’ll see the difference!