Tired of Living Life Through a Cloudy Haze?
Cataract surgery can restore clear vision.
Cloudy, dull-colored, overly-sensitive vision is often a sign of cataracts. For people over age 60, cataracts are a common (and natural) vision condition that can gradually cause your vision to decline. Left untreated, cataracts can eventually lead to blindness.
At Eye Center of Northern Colorado, our team of cataract doctors utilize both traditional and laser cataract surgery techniques to remove the hazy, cataract-affected eye lens and replace it with a superior, clear lens. In fact, we were the first practice in Colorado to use the LenSx® laser for cataract removal.
The Lens Options Have Never Been Better
In the past, cataract patients only had one choice for lens replacement: the monofocal lens. This lens is still very effective in providing clear vision for one distance (typically long-range vision). Reading glasses are often still necessary to see clearly up-close.
Today, many cataract patients are able to restore near-youthful vision with multifocal lenses that simultaneously correct presbyopia (the reason you need reading glasses). Imagine having a full range of vision after cataract surgery – without wearing glasses!
In addition, cataract patients who also have astigmatism can greatly benefit from toric lenses. These simultaneously correct astigmatism so distance vision and image quality are enhanced.
Is Cataract Surgery Right for You?
Not everyone who has cataracts is automatically a good candidate for surgery. If your cataracts are not affecting your daily life, there is usually no need to have surgery. However, when you start having to change your daily routine or cancel outings with friends or family, it may be time to consider this procedure.
A cataract evaluation at Eye Center of Northern Colorado is the perfect starting point. Our cataract doctors will assess your eyes and determine if you could benefit from cataract surgery or another procedure.