The simplest answer to this concerning question is: when YOU feel it’s time. Are you happy with your vision? Are you seeing halos at night or when you drive that are bothersome? Are you having a hard time reading, or watching your television? Then maybe now is a good time for you!
Cataracts, the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, are caused by the proteins that form the lens clumping together. This may causes your vision to become cloudy or blurred or for you to experience an increase in glare from bright lights. These symptoms worsen over time as the cataract continues to develop. The only treatment for a cataract is surgery which removes the affected lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. You can click here to read more about our laser cataract surgery and you can click here to read more about they types of lenses that we offer.
Modern cataract surgery is among the most common eye surgeries in the US and one the safest. However, all surgery comes with some associated risks, even when a surgery is performed perfectly. It is recommended by most physicians to wait until you feel your cataracts are affecting your ability to go about your daily life before having surgery.
There are no time restraints for cataract surgery. Many people find that initially their cataracts do not cause significant vision loss or that the vision loss they are currently experiencing is being satisfactorily treated by changing their glasses prescription. Eventually, however, changing prescriptions will not be able to continue to alleviate the symptoms of cataracts. When you feel your vision loss is affecting your ability to go about your day to day life, that is when it is time to have surgery, and only you can say when that is.
If you feel that cataracts are affecting your ability to go about your daily life, click here to schedule a consultation with us!