Cataract surgery is a simple procedure that can make a huge different to your day to day life. At Optical Express, we've helped thousands to improve their eyesight.
What are cataracts?
A Cataract is a small cloudy patch that forms on the lens of your eye, causing your vision to become blurred. They are 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 has become damaged and puts a new, artificial intraocular lens in its place. This high-tech lens can also help to correct long-sightedness, short-sightedness as well as reading vision, restoring your eyesight to its normal level - 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 is 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.