Cataract Surgery and General Eye Care
What Are Cataracts?
In order to understand cataract symptoms, it is useful to review how the eye works to provide vision. Our eye functions much like a camera. The natural lens focuses images onto the back of the eye so we can see clearly, much like the lens of a camera focusing images onto film for a clear picture. At birth, our natural lens is clear, but as we age it yellows and hardens. In addition, the lens may become cloudy. This condition is called a cataract. If your vision seems hazy, or if you’re having more trouble with nightime glare or daylight sun sensitivity, you likely are experiencing the symptoms of cataracts.
What Are Cataract Symptoms?
Cataract symptoms include a gradual dulling of colors, noticing things that were white now appear yellowish, diffuse halos around lights, significant glare from oncoming headlights, increased sunlight sensitivity, difficulty reading in low light, blurred or double vision, and a frequent need to change your glasses prescription. Often people in their 60s or 70s find they start to see better up close than they previously could. That's a function of the cataract affecting your vision, not a sign you've discovered the fountain of youth! A cataract will progress until eventually there is a complete loss of vision in that eye.
LASIK Eye Surgery with All Saints Eye Center
Most people who have been dealing with the hassle of glasses and contact lenses for years reach an age where they say, "Enough is enough." If you're there too, now's the time to make a permanent improvement in your vision. LASIK is a remarkably quick, accurate and safe procedure that can eliminate your need for glasses and/or contacts for everyday activities. We use the Allegretto Wavelight laser, allowing us to treat a wide range of prescriptions and astigmatism levels, often delivering results that are better than 20/20.
About LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Learn more about how LASIK works and the different types of lasers.
The laser used to reshape the cornea during laser eye surgery will play a very important role in your LASIK outcome. At Eye Consultants, we use the Allegretto Wave Laser System. This newest generation laser combines wavefront-optimized treatment, sophisticated eye-tracking, and small-spot shaping for optimal results.
Other Eye Care Services
The eye doctors at All Saints Eye Center give the surrounding Bonita Springs areas premier eye care services. We have ophthalmologists and optometrists with years of experience so you receive the best eye care. Our eye care services also include:
- Dry Eye Diseases
- Comprehensive Eye Care
- Optical Eye Center
- Glaucoma Treatment
- Macular Degeneration and many more.
Contact our offices today!