Noticing a gradual decrease in vision clarity, increased sensitivity to glare, or a dulling of colors? These could be indicators of Cataracts, a common age-related eye condition. Dr. David Antonyan is proficient in diagnosing and managing Cataracts, offering expert guidance and treatment options to restore and enhance your visual quality.
Cataracts: Clearing the Path to Better Vision
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a common eye condition where the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to a decrease in vision clarity. This condition is most often related to aging, but can also be influenced by other factors. As a cataract develops, it can cause a gradual reduction in vision, making everyday activities like reading and driving more challenging.
Causes and Risk Factors
Cataracts develop for various reasons, including:
Age: Most cataracts are age-related.
Genetic Factors: Family history of cataracts.
Medical Conditions: Such as diabetes.
Environmental Factors: Like prolonged exposure to sunlight, smoking, and certain medications.
Symptoms and Early Signs
The symptoms of cataracts can vary but often include:
Blurred or hazy vision.
Increased difficulty with vision at night.
Sensitivity to light and glare.
Seeing "halos" around lights.
Fading or yellowing of colors.
Diagnosing Cataracts at Vivid Visions Optometry
Diagnosis involves a comprehensive eye exam, including a series of tests to assess your vision and the health of your eyes. Our experienced team, led by Dr. David Antonyan, O.D, uses state-of-the-art equipment to accurately diagnose cataracts and determine the best course of action.
While early cataracts may be managed with updated eyeglass prescriptions and better lighting, surgery is the only effective treatment for advanced cataracts. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful procedures performed in the U.S., involving the removal of the cloudy lens and, in most cases, its replacement with a clear, artificial lens.
Our Approach at Vivid Visions Optometry
At Vivid Visions Optometry, we understand the impact cataracts can have on your quality of life. Dr. Antonyan, O.D and our team are here to guide you through every step, from initial diagnosis to deciding on surgery and post-operative care. We are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care to restore your clear vision and improve your overall eye health.
If you’re in need of quality eye care, Dr. David Antonyan can help.
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