How to Know If Cataract Surgery is Right For You
There are nearly 25.7 million Americans over the age of 40 suffering from cataracts. That number is projected to significantly increase to 45.6 million by 2050. The only way to remove the clouding of the eye’s lens is through surgery. The right time for cataract surgery, however, depends solely on the individual patient and their current needs.
Cataracts occur as part of the natural aging process. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, you may not require surgery immediately.During the early stages, cataracts may not ruin your vision significantly. In fact, minor changes can be improved using prescription glasses. Over time, cataracts will begin to mature and may cause vision loss that interferes with your daily life.
Is Surgery Right for Me?
If you’re one of the many Americans currently considering cataract surgery, you need to weigh your options. To determine whether cataract surgery is right for you, consider the following:
- If your daily or occupational activities are impacted by cataracts, driving or enjoying hobbies can be difficult.
- If your cataracts are starting to affect your driving ability, especially at night, a vision test and surgery may be required immediately.
- Cataracts may interfere with outdoor activities, causing sensitivity to light glare and visual differences between each eye. This makes it difficult for patients to wander outdoors most days, significantly impeding life simply.
Cataract surgery is only a recommended option when improved vision is the expected outcome. Unless cataracts obscure treatment of other eye diseases, surgery may not be required unless they directly impact your life.
If your cataracts are growing worse and making daily life and activities complicated, do not hesitate to call Yes Eye Specialists at 954-452-9922. We would be happy to schedule a consultation visit that works with your current schedule!