5 Things to Know About Cataract Surgery

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2020
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02 adobestock 193980215 croppedHave you noticed that you are having trouble seeing like you used to? Getting this taken care of is important for many reasons, but it is especially important at this time of year. You not only want to visit your friends and relatives safely – but you want to be able to enjoy your time with them without suffering with cloudy, poor vision. You may have been putting off cataract surgery, but getting it done before the holidays can be a great idea.

5 Things You Should Know About Getting Your Cataracts Removed

  1. You may be surprised how bad your eyes have gotten

Although some cataracts can develop quickly, most age-related cataracts take many years to develop. Because they can come on slowly, you may be surprised to find how bad they really are, how they are affecting your eyes, and how much better you can see once they are gone.

  1. The surgery may not be as bad as you think

The word “surgery” may inspire fear, but most people who have been through cataract surgery say that it was much easier than they thought it would be. Most patients also report hardly any discomfort.

  1. Getting rid of cataracts can benefit your overall health

Cataracts don’t just affect your vision. People who have such vision problems may notice cognitive decline and increased depression. Having cataract surgery can also help a patient’s overall health and reduce the risk of a patient falling and sustaining injuries.

  1. You may not need glasses after surgery

Depending on the surgery your doctor thinks is best, you may not have to wear prescription glasses anymore, something many patients look forward to.

  1. Cataracts may get worse if they are not treated

Unfortunately, cataracts do not go away on their own. It isn’t possible to say how quickly they will worsen, or just how bad they may get. That’s why it is so important to see your eye doctor as soon as you notice any changes in your vision.

If you’re just not seeing as well as you used to, cataracts may be the reason. Don’t wait to get help. Improve your holidays by improving your vision – call Insight Eye Center in Chardon at (440) 286-1188 or in Mentor at (440) 205-5840 today!

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