Cataracts are very common with age. In fact, by age 80, more than 50% of Americans have, or previously had, cataracts. Although it’s true that cataracts can cloud your vision badly, there’s good news: Julia Zyrina, OD, at Pine Vision Care in Philadelphia performs comprehensive cataract evaluations to determine what type of treatment is best for you. If you need cataract removal, Dr. Zyrina refers you to a skilled local cataract surgeon and co-manages your care throughout the surgery process. Book your cataract evaluation online or by phone now.
Cataracts, a clouding of your eye lens, are a problem that often develops with age. Most seniors have at least one cataract during their lives. Although every cataract can be different, cataracts often have the potential to grow so cloudy that they turn your eye's lens white. If you don't get treatment, cataracts could potentially cause vision loss.
Although cataracts don't always cause problems at first, they tend to worsen if untreated. You may notice the following symptoms.
If you're dealing with any of these symptoms, it's important to reach out for help before your vision grows even worse. Schedule a cataract evaluation at Pine Vision Care to find out whether you have cataracts, and what you should do about it if so.
In a cataract evaluation at Pine Vision Care, Dr. Zyrina does a series of tests to determine whether you have cataracts and whether you need treatment for cataracts at this time. These tests may include:
Dr. Zyrina can customize your cataract exam for your situation. After the exam, you'll know whether you've got cataracts and whether they're significantly interfering with your vision.
Cataract treatment depends on how your cataracts are affecting your vision. If your cataracts aren't yet causing any serious issues, Dr. Zyrina may recommend special glasses with anti-reflective coating, nighttime driving glasses, or both to help you retain your vision.
Anti-reflective coating can greatly reduce glare. Nighttime driving glasses are often treated with anti-reflective coating and also have amber-colored lenses that reduce glare from light sources like neon signs or stoplights.
If you need cataract removal, Dr. Zyrina can refer you to an experienced local cataract surgeon. She will co-manage your care throughout the cataract removal and then continue as your eye doctor post-surgery.
Book your cataract evaluation at Pine Vision Care through the online tool or by phone today.