Cataracts are the result of the clouding of the eye’s lens, which is a common part of the aging process. There is a 50 percent chance that you are developing cataracts if you are 50 years old and older. Certain environmental factors, like a lifetime of exposure to bright sunlight, dust or cigarette smoke, can accelerate or worsen the effect. Fortunately, cataract surgery is able to provide a clear lens surface and restore the eye’s ability to collect light.
The process of cataract development is painless, but it has many symptoms. These include blurry vision, a need for high light levels in order to see, double vision, reduced night vision, and paradoxically, increased sensitivity to light.
Modern cataract surgery uses a simple process to correct the problem. An incision is made on the cornea – the eye’s lens – and then your natural lens is emulsified by ultrasound. This lens material is then removed and replaced with a fresh, clear artificial lens. The premium artificial lenses used today are far more versatile than those of old – they allow for both near and far vision without the need for glasses. There is also no need to have one eye focused for near and the other for far as with old lenses.
With all of these benefits, there’s no need to wait any longer if you are located in the Tampa bay area, including Sgt. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, new Port Richey and surrounding areas. Contact Behler Eye & Laser Center today to schedule an evaluation.