Cataract surgery is a simple procedure that can make a huge difference to your day to day life. At Optical Express we've helped thousands to improve their eyesight.
What are cataracts?
Cataracts are small cloudy patches that form on the lens of your eye, causing your vision to become blurred. They're a very common thing to experience and are simple to remove.
Why do cataracts happen?
As we get older, the lenses in our eyes change and start to become less transparent, causing blurry vision. The feeling of having cataracts is often likened to a cloud passing in front of the sun. So while you're still able to see, things aren't quite as clear as they ought to be.
When should I get cataract surgery?
If cataracts are starting to interfere with your everyday life, making it difficult to do tasks such as reading or driving, cataract surgery is advisable. It's safe and easy, meaning your vision should be restored to normal in no time.
What happens in surgery?
Cataract surgery removes the lens that's become damaged, and puts a new, artificial intraocular one in its place. This high-tech lens can also help to correct long-sightedness, short-sightedness as well as reading vision, restoring your vision to its former glory - you can even have a toric lens fitted to treat astigmatism.
The high-tech lens that's fitted during the surgery works in a similar way to a contact lens, however it's permanently fixed to your eye so there's no need to maintain it.
Are there other options?
If you have cataracts, the only option to restore your vision is to have the surgery. Should you have any queries about the procedure, or wish to book an appointment, get in touch with Optical Express today.