Have you noticed that your vision has become clouded? Are details less distinct or colors less vibrant? Do you have trouble driving at night? These symptoms can sometimes be early signs of cataracts.
Cataracts tend to form slowly and are difficult to detect without regular vision screening. When you come to Infocus Eye Care for a comprehensive eye examination, our experienced doctors are able to identify and offer solutions for cataracts. Please call (541) 318-8388 to arrange a consultation at our office in Bend, Oregon.
What Is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens of the eye. This clouding obstructs light from entering your eye and can result in numerous vision disorders.
You may notice more difficulty with your vision, including:
- Blurry vision
- Need for more light to read
- Faded colors
- Diminished contrast and detail
- Increased glare and halos
- Difficulty driving at night
Cataracts only disturb vision and will not result in any pain. Because of this, some patients choose to live with diminished vision instead of opting for cataract surgery. However, the active lifestyle enjoyed by so many in Central Oregon can be greatly impacted by a loss of vision.
Cataracts may diminish your ability to participate in the activities you enjoy. If your vision is affected to the point that you are unable to see comfortably, you may be ready for cataract surgery. Glasses and contacts cannot improve vision affected by cataracts, leading millions of Americans to choose cataract surgery every year.
The treatment process for cataracts is to remove the cataract and replace it with an artificial lens.
After eye drop anesthesia has been applied to your eye, our board-certified surgeons will remove your clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, only takes minutes, and is painless and comfortable. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 24 hours of cataract surgery.
If you live in or around Bend, Oregon and are suffering from cataracts, please contact the experienced ophthalmologists at Infocus Eye Center online or by phone at (541) 318-8388 to schedule an initial consultation today.