Cataracts can cause blurry vision and make everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Beal Eye Care in Columbus, OH, we work closely with cataract surgeons and provide our patients with cataract co-management. Before visiting us, learn about some causes and symptoms of cataracts below:


What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts form when the proteins in the lens of your eye break down, which cause the lens to become cloudy. While cataracts progress slowly, they can become large and significantly interfere with your daily life.

Causes of Cataracts

Cataracts mostly occur due to age, however, they can also develop due to a variety of other causes. Some of these causes include family history, smoking, diabetes, and excessive exposure to UV light.

Symptoms of Cataracts

If you have cataracts, you may exhibit various symptoms, such as blurry vision, double vision, difficulty seeing at night, light sensitivity, and colors appearing faded. When you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further complications.

Treatments for Cataracts

Your treatment will depend on your symptoms and the severity of the cataracts. Mild symptoms can be managed with an updated eyeglass prescription or by adjusting the lighting in your home. Once cataracts begin to interfere with your ability daily activities, surgery may be necessary. Cataract surgery is safe, common, and has a short recovery period. During the procedure, your surgeon will remove your natural eye lens and replace it with a synthetic lens. The surgeon will also discuss the different lenses offered and recommend the best one for your condition prior to surgery.

When considering cataract surgery, it's smart to work with a cataract co-management team. At Beal Eye Care, we provide pre- and post-surgical care to ensure the surgery goes smoothly and you recover properly.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

At Beal Eye Care in Columbus, OH, our eye doctor and care team offer a wide variety of eye care services, including co-management of cataract surgery. While we do not perform the surgery in our office, we'll work closely with your surgeon to ensure that you get the care you need before and after your procedure. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at (614) 846-7336 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist you!

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