Be on the Lookout for Cataracts

May 30, 2023

If you associate cataracts in your eyes as signs of “growing older,” you are correct. Maturing is the most prevalent cause. Many people’s eyes start to show signs of aging when they reach 40, which is when the lenses’ normal proteins begin to stop working as well as they used to. So instead of being clear, the normal proteins’ breakdown makes the lenses cloudy. You can compare it to looking through a car windshield that’s misty or dirty. Objects appear fuzzy or less vivid. It’s fairly typical for the lenses of individuals ages 60 and over to start becoming a bit hazy and start causing vision problems. 

At the office of Drs. Chandler & Davis, we provide each patient with the utmost care and the best medical treatments. Our team of optometrists performs eye examinations and provides eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. We can also assist you in picking the perfect frames from the extensive and assorted collection at our store.

But be aware that cataracts aren’t necessarily due to only advancing age. Additional reasons include:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Genetics
  • Extreme time in the sun without sunglasses or with sunglasses that lack UV protection
  • Using corticosteroids medications
  • Trauma

If you have cataracts in one or both eyes, you may experience double vision, blurriness, sensitivity to light, a need for bright light when reading, problems seeing clearly at night or trouble perceiving the true hues of bright colors. 

The health of your eyes is as important to the office of Drs. Chandler & Davis as it is to you. Good vision is crucial for innumerable reasons, and it’s especially important to monitor your eye health as your reach middle age. Please call today to schedule an examination!