Cataracts are the result of a buildup of proteins on the surface of your eyes’ lenses. They lead to blurry or cloudy vision, which gets progressively more severe over the course of time. And while corrective lenses are typically sufficient to manage them at first, many people reach a point where eyeglasses or contacts are no longer doing enough. When that happens, talk to us at 3D Optometry about eye surgery in Mt. Pleasant SC.
There is no doubt that any surgery is something to be taken seriously, but a cataracts procedure is both safe, with a high degree of success. The upside is that you will have your vision restored not only to acceptable levels, but probably to a degree that you have not experienced since before you were diagnosed with cataracts to begin with. Before you get eye surgery in Mt. Pleasant SC, our optometrist will do a complete examination to determine if you are a good candidate for it. The procedure itself involves the removal of your natural eye lenses. This is necessary because there is no way to remove the cataracts from the lenses. Without the hindrance, the cloudy and blurry vision is no longer a concern. However, your lenses are responsible for focusing. Prosthetic lenses, called intraocular lens implants (IOLs) will be put in their place. They give you sharp and clear vision at all distances. You will not need glasses or contacts, and you can go back to doing so many of the activities that cataracts had made difficult or even impossible. Most patients are thrilled to be able to drive their cars, play golf, read, etc.
If cataracts have reached the point where you can no longer see the way you want and need to, it may be the right time to consider eye surgery in Mt. Pleasant SC. Call us right now and set up an appointment.