Posted by: Eye Care of La Jolla in Cataracts on June 13, 2024

June is Cataract Awareness Month, an important opportunity to raise awareness of this common eye disease that affects millions of people globally. Our mission at Eye Care of La Jolla is to inform people about cataracts, their signs, and the practical treatments that are out there. Our aim is to support you in keeping your vision healthy and clear for many years to come. 

Cataracts develop when proteins in the lens of your eye clump together, creating cloudy areas that interfere with vision. This condition can cause your vision to become dull, cloudy, yellow, and blurred. Imagine looking through a foggy window—that’s what living with a cataract can feel like. 

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Cataracts 

Cataracts develop gradually and often painlessly, so you might not notice the changes in your vision immediately. Common symptoms include: 

  • Blurred or Cloudy Vision: Objects may appear hazy or out of focus. 
  • Dull or Yellowed Colors: Colors may lose their vibrancy and appear yellowed. 
  • Difficulty Seeing at Night: Nighttime vision can become challenging. 
  • Sensitivity to Light and Glare: Bright lights may cause discomfort or glare. 
  • Double Vision in One Eye: You might see two images instead of one. 
  • Frequent Prescription Changes: Your glasses or contact lens prescription may change more often than usual. 

Solutions for Cataracts: Advanced Lens Options 

One of the most exciting aspects of cataract surgery today is the variety of advanced lens options available. At Eye Care of La Jolla, we offer a range of lenses designed to meet your unique needs and lifestyle: 

  • Toric Lenses: Ideal for patients with astigmatism, these lenses provide clear vision at all distances. 
  • Multi-Focal Lenses: These lenses can correct both near and far vision, reducing or even eliminating the need for glasses after surgery. 

Choosing the right care provider for your cataract treatment is essential. At Eye Care of La Jolla, our expert cataract surgeons David Michelson, M.D. and Matthew Kirk, M.D. are renowned for their skill and personalized approach to patient care. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. 

Your vision is important, don’t wait for symptoms to worsen. Schedule an appointment with the cataract experts at Eye Care of La Jolla today. Our team is here to provide comprehensive eye care and effective treatment solutions tailored to your needs. 

Call us today at (858) 457-3050 to book your appointment or learn more about the cataract evaluation process on our website for more information.

Take the first step towards clear vision and a brighter future with Eye Care of La Jolla.