If you are thinking about undergoing cataract surgery because of the signs or symptoms you are experiencing, don’t hesitate to visit an eye professional to have a routine eye exam done to determine your eligibility. An eye exam is usually performed to check if you have any early cataract development or other eye conditions. Although the doctor will be able to diagnosis you accurately, there are some visual changes you’ll be able to detect yourself which can help the doctor better identify the cause of your vision issues. People ages 40 and above may experience clouding of the lens but it is pretty uncommon for this to happen to those who are under 40. Studies revealed that the majority of people will not begin to have symptoms of cataracts until years after they being to develop. So, it is important to seek medical advice if you observe any symptoms. It is also important to get your eyes checked regularly as a precautionary measure.
Are You A Candidate?
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, your doctor will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery. To be able to make this determination, it is important that they check the overall health of your eyes, evaluate if there are reasons you shouldn’t have surgery and identify any risk factors that may happen during or after surgery. Before the procedure, a refraction will be performed to determine the amount of astigmatism, nearsightedness and/or farsightedness you experience. Other measurements will be done as well in addition to taking a medical and ocular history and visual acuity test to create the best treatment plan for you.
Be aware that not everyone is a good candidate for cataract surgery due to other eye complications. That’s why it is better to take advantage of today’s advanced vision-correcting intraocular lens technology that will aid you in fixing your vision and seeing clearly. You may also discuss other options with your surgeon if you are not yet ready to undergo cataract surgery. Although the most important thing is that you have identified the root cause of any visual changes you are experiencing and that you have received the proper eye care solution while getting yourself ready for cataract surgery.