Cataract Treatment

Cataract Treatment in Connecticut

If you’ve been struggling with hazy or foggy vision, you may be suffering from cataracts. At New Insight Family Eyecare, we are proud to offer the best cataract treatment services in Waterbury, CT., Prospect, CT., Southbury, CT., and Farmington, CT.

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy in appearance rather than transparent. They can affect your vision causing everything to have an opaque appearance, as though you are looking through a clouded window.

Signs You May Have Cataracts

● Cloudy or Blurry Vision
● Diminished Color Perception
● Light Sensitivity
● Night Blindness
● Difficulty Reading Fine Print
● Double Vision
● Frequent Changes with Prescription Eyewear

What to Expect From Cataract Treatment

Cataract treatments can vary depending on the severity of your condition. Some folks hardly even notice a difference in their vision. These people can get by comfortably through the use of prescription eyewear, magnifying lenses, and bright lighting.

If your cataracts are more developed, they may require surgery to prevent further vision deterioration. With cataract surgery, you can expect:

● To be awake during the process. Your doctor will freeze the eye area with painkillers so you won’t feel anything. You will also receive medication to help you relax.
● Through a small incision at the front of your eye, occasionally through the use of a laser, your doctor will remove the clouded natural lens. It is then replaced with a new one, typically made of plastic, silicone, or acrylic.
● You will be able to go home immediately following the procedure but will need someone to drive you.
● If both eyes require surgery, you will need to wait a few weeks to give the first one time to heal.
● It takes less than one hour to complete.

The Benefits of Cataract Treatment

Suppose you’ve tried prescription glasses, magnifying lenses, and brighter lighting and still haven’t seen an improvement in your hazy or blurry vision. In that case, it might be time to book a cataract surgery consultation with New Insight Family Eyecare. With that, you can expect to gain:

● Improved Vision
We have had excellent results with cataract surgeries. Over 95% of people who have the procedure experience a dramatic improvement in the quality of their vision.
● Better Quality of Life
With improved vision comes an improved quality of life, allowing you to get back to the hobbies and interests you used to enjoy before your cataracts, like golfing, knitting, or driving.
● Improved Overall Eye Health
Cataracts make your eye health more susceptible to inflammation, pressure, damaged retinas, and glaucoma. Removing cataracts allows your eye doctor to treat and prevent these concerns.
● Increased Safety
When you cannot see very well, this increases your chances of falling and breaking a bone or getting into a car accident and hurting yourself or someone else. Good vision helps decrease the events of those kinds of things happening.
● Ease Mild Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
There are reports of cataract surgery even helping alleviate milder symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Reports suggest that better eyesight helps early-stage patients understand their surroundings better, allowing them better quality sleep.