Hecker Eye Care Associates
Ophthalmologists located in Greensboro, NC
If you’ve ever driven on a foggy night, you know how difficult it can be to see landmarks clearly. If you have cataracts, you may experience a similar effect every day, as cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. At Hecker Eye Care Associates in Greensboro, North Carolina, your physician will address this vision issue by optimizing your glasses prescription or performing the latest surgical techniques when a more permanent intervention is needed. Find the best cataract treatment plan for your specific situation by booking an appointment online or calling the office today.
Cataract Q & A
What are cataracts?
Cataracts are an age-related clouding of the natural lens of the eye, which makes it difficult to see clearly, especially at night. Some of the common vision issues that can result from cataracts include:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Impaired night vision
- Colors appearing washed out or dulled
Who is likely to get cataracts?
Cataracts naturally occur as people age, but some people are more prone to the effects than others. Additional risk factors for cataracts include:
- A family history of cataracts
- Having diabetes
- Experiencing an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatments
- Regular exposure to sunlight without wearing sunglasses
- Taking corticosteroids or other medications
How are cataracts treated?
Some of the vision issues that result from cataracts can be improved by wearing glasses or by changing your prescription if you already have them. However, in some cases, this won’t be enough to help you see better.
If you’d like a more permanent solution and you’re a good candidate for cataract surgery, your Hecker Eye Care Associates ophthalmologist can discuss all of your options with you.
The most common approach removes your cloudy natural eye lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL) to provide you with improved vision.
Hecker Eye Care Associates offers the latest advanced technology IOLs — including AcrySof® Toric and IQ ReSTOR multifocal IOLs, and Tecnis Symfony IOL.
While results vary from person to person, certain styles of IOLs can significantly reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for cataract surgery?
The best place to start exploring cataract treatment is by meeting with a Hecker Eye Care Associates provider to get a comprehensive eye exam and talk about the extent of your cataracts and your treatment options.
Their compassionate approach to patient care will provide you with personalized recommendations tailored for your specific needs and goals, giving you the best approach to your situation. To set up your appointment at Hecker Eye Care Associates, book online or call the office today.