Relieve Yourself of Blurry Vision With Cataract Surgery
As we age, our vision naturally changes over time. You may notice blurry vision or light sensitivity. Some people even have difficulty driving at night due to glare from headlights. One reason for this is cataracts, or the clouding of the lens due to protein buildup in the eye.
If you're over 40 and experiencing vision problems, you may have cataracts. The good news is there's hope with cataract surgery. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Daniel Tepper has been successful in providing clear vision for countless men and women in Chicago and the greater surrounding area for years.
You don't have to live with blurry or compromised vision any longer. Schedule an eye assessment with a member of our team at Wickerpark Eye Center to learn about our effective treatment options. Learn how cataract surgery works by reading below.
What are cataracts?
The lens in your eye is responsible for focusing light onto the retina. But when the proteins in our lens build up, it's difficult for light to pass properly. This is when cataracts occur. Common cataract symptoms include:
Cloudy or blurry vision
Difficulty seeing in dim light
Less vibrant colors
The appearance of halos around lights
Frequent changes in your prescription lenses
Fortunately, cataract symptoms are treatable with modern options, like surgery. In fact, cataract surgery is the most common surgery in the U.S., and our ophthalmologists in Chicago and the surrounding areas can determine if you're a good candidate during a comprehensive consultation.
How does cataract surgery work?
Cataract surgery is a quick and simple outpatient procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. Dr. Tepper begins by making a small incision in the eye and removing the cloudy lens. In its place, we implant an artificial lens. There are many intraocular lenses (IOLs) available depending on your current vision and needs.
What happens if I don't get cataract surgery?
Cataracts can have a profound effect on your vision and quality of life when left untreated. If you don't have cataract surgery at Wickerpark Eye Center, you may not be able to perform tasks like reading books and magazines, or driving. It's also more difficult to see objects clearly from far away. Cataracts can even lead to blindness in some cases, so see an eye care professional right away if you're experiencing cataract symptoms.
What are the benefits of cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is life-changing for millions of people who are affected by hazy or blurry vision. Almost all patients at Wickerpark Eye Center report their vision to be greatly improved when compared to their eyesight from before surgery. When you work with a member of our trained team, you may notice:
Improved or clear vision
Decreased sensitivity to light
A boost in the vibrancy of colors
A reduced need for glasses or contacts
Get clear vision
Are you looking for a way to relieve blurry vision or light sensitivity because of cataracts? Find out how the team at Wicker Park Eye Center can help. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Daniel Tepper is excited to offer patients life-changing surgery based on their individual needs and vision goals. If you’re interested in achieving clear vision in Chicago, IL, and the greater surrounding area, call today for a cataract assessment. Our knowledgeable ophthalmologist or a member of our team will be happy to answer your questions.