The lens of the eye is about the same size and shape as an M&M. It sits behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. It is usually clear, but over time it can become cloudy and less flexible. This can greatly affect your vision and focusing ability.
It is important to schedule annual exams to evaluate the overall health of the eye. Our optometrists, Dr. Joyce, Dr. Lynch, and Dr. Rosenthal at EYECARE for You are here to help you preserve your vision. If they decide you need cataract surgery, they will refer you to a surgeon and can perform your post-op exams to ensure a smooth healing process.
What Symptoms Should I Watch For?
- - Blurry or cloudy vision
- - Glare around lights, especially at night
- - Needing more light to read
- - Colors looking more yellow and faded
What Causes Cataracts and What Are the Risk Factors?
Age is the most common cause of cataracts. Another main cause is too much exposure to the sun and UV rays over the years. Wearing sunglasses outside can help delay onset and progression of cataracts. Other risk factors include diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, eye injury, and the use of certain medications like steroids.
Schedule an eye exam today so our optometrists, Dr. Joyce, Dr. Lynch, and Dr. Rosenthal can perform a comprehensive eye exam and disease screening. Book online or by calling 215-485-5384 (Richboro) or 215-860-9001 (Newtown).