Your eye health can be affected in many ways. General health can depend on a combination of your medical history, genetics, and your daily life choices. All of these things can contribute to the development of cataracts, which can severely hinder your eyesight and even cause blindness. Luckily, cataracts can be removed if severe enough, and vision can be retained with training and prescription lenses beforehand. With the help of our Brooklyn optometrist here at Vista Vision Optical, you can get screened for cataracts as well as receive cataract care if you have them.
Cataracts can be caused by many things including sun damage, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, previous injury or inflammation, genetics, and more. Taking care of your eyes is important, especially since issues can easily lead to complications later on. Cataracts develop when the cornea, the thin tissue over the pupil, grows thicker over time. As the cornea thickens, it becomes cloudier and more difficult to see through. During the early stages of this condition, cataracts can be treated much like nearsightedness is treated - with prescription lenses. These lenses will not reverse or correct cataracts per se, but they can help enhance eyesight despite it. As cataracts worsen, they may become impossible to see through, causing blindness. If this occurs, cataracts can be removed via surgery and replaced with artificial lenses instead. Here at Vista Vision Optical, our Brooklyn optometrist can take excellent care of your eyes whether you may be at risk for developing cataracts or whether you already have them and require regular care. With exams, screenings, and treatment (as well as potential surgery) your cataracts and their development can be managed and your eyesight can be preserved.
To learn more about cataracts as well as what you can do to prevent or treat them, call us here at Vista Vision Optical. We can help set up an appointment for you to meet with our Brooklyn optometrist to learn more.
By Vista Vision Optical
April 4, 2019