If you live or work in Reading, PA and think you may have a cataract, get in touch with the skilled cataract surgeons at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to schedule an evaluation. We serve patients throughout Berks County, Schuylkill County and the areas surrounding Blandon, Pottsville, Pottstown and Wyomissing, PA.
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania offers patients the highest level of safety and comfort in our state-of-the-art surgical suites. Our staff includes a nationally-recognized team of specialized ophthalmologists, ophthalmic surgeons and eye care professionals who have been trained by some of the most respected medical facilities in the world and have vast clinical experience in a wide variety of eye disease and surgical services.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in clear vision. The lens is made up of water and proteins. As we age, those proteins break down and clump together on the lens, preventing light from passing through easily to the retina. This causes blurry images to be transmitted to the retina.
A cataract is not usually painful, but it can make routine tasks, like driving at night, difficult. Many people who have cataracts complain of sensitivity to light, glare, and halos around lights (especially oncoming headlights), and have a hard time focusing clearly.
Aside from these safety issues, cataracts can also affect the things in life that bring you the most enjoyment – seeing bright colors, reading, computer work, watching movies, needlework, playing golf. You may also notice that, no matter how often you have your eyeglass or contact prescription changed, you simply can’t see clearly.
If your vision is clouded by cataracts, you may be missing out on the most enjoyable things in life. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Your doctor may recommend removing the cataract and replacing the cloudy lens with a clear lens implant, called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is quick, painless and precise. In fact, it is one of the most successful and safest procedures performed in the world.
See Your Doctor
The only way to know for certain if you have cataracts is to have your eyes examined by one of the cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Our experienced doctors use specialized equipment to examine your eye’s lens and check for the presence of cataracts and other eye problems.
A careful exam is the first step to discovering cataracts or ruling out any other condition that may be causing your vision problems. Your doctor will explain possible treatment options, such as cataract surgery, and help you make the best decision so that you can see the world clearly again.
The cataract surgeons at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania have performed thousands of successful procedures for residents of Reading, PA and the surrounding area. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about cataracts to put your mind at ease. Get in touch with us today to schedule an evaluation and start enjoying clear vision again.