Cataracts: The Clouding of the Eye
At Eye Rx, our staff can quickly diagnose cataracts during our comprehensive eye exams. Our eye specialists will examine your eye using a unique light, which reveals if a cataract is forming. If a cataract is developing, it will gradually block the light that passes through the retina, creating blurry vision.
Cataracts do not cause any pain or discomfort in the eye. However, you may notice one or more of the following conditions:
- Blurry vision
- Needing more light while reading
- Halos and glare at night
- Noticing changes to your eyeglass prescription
- A sense of looking through a film in your eye
- Having double vision in one eye
Cataracts usually start to form around the time you turn 80, but that doesn’t mean they cannot build earlier. Cataracts have been known to develop in patients who are in their 50s and 60s. This is why it is essential to have regular eye exams to achieve your best vision at every age!
Cataract Surgery: The Most Commonly Performed Operation in the U.S.
Did you know cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the U.S.? Eye Rx works with a network of skilled surgeons from around the area who can remove your cataract during a simple outpatient procedure.
During your cataract surgery, we will remove the cloudy lens of the eye and insert a clear intraocular lens (IOL) in its place. Removal of the cataract takes only 20 minutes, requires only a small incision and allows for a quick recovery.
Many patients report that they have the best vision of their lives following cataract surgery.
Suffering From Cataracts? Call Today
Is a cataract hindering your ability to see well? Contact the eye specialists at Eye Rx today to schedule an appointment to enjoy better vision. Call our Chevy Chase office today at (301) 841-6776 , or our Washington D.C. office at (202) 659-2010. You can also submit our online contact form.