At Advanced Optical in Orlando, FL, we provide eye care and treat several different eye conditions, including cataracts. Cataracts are a common condition as people age, but they need to be treated to prevent vision from worsening. Read on to learn more about cataracts and how they are treated.
Cataracts occur when the eye's lens becomes cloudy, creating the sensation of hazy vision. Common symptoms of cataracts include cloudy and blurred vision, reduced night vision, light sensitivity, difficulty reading, and double vision of one eye. However, only a qualified optometry specialist can make an accurate diagnosis. Schedule an appointment at our office to be examined for cataracts.
The eye's natural lens needs to be replaced with an intraocular lens to see better. An intraocular lens is an artificial lens that replaces the clouded lens. There are different types of lenses to choose from. Some provide distance vision while others provide near and distance vision. You will be able to select the best lens for you, and it will be implanted once your old lens is removed.
Cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that is completed in under 30 minutes. The recovery time for cataracts depends on each person, and we recommend resting your eyes for a few days following the procedure. We also may recommend wearing a protective shield over your eyes.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and quickest eye procedures. There is very little pain or discomfort during the process. A surgeon will apply an anesthetic to your eye before making a small incision in your cornea to access the cataract. The cataract will be broken up and removed. Your intraocular lens is implanted in place of the original lens.
It's recommended not to drive for at least 24 hours following surgery. You should arrange transportation to and from surgery. We will schedule a follow-up appointment with you, typically the next day, to ensure you are healing correctly. It's also recommended to avoid any strenuous activity. We will provide you with a healing guide to follow once your surgery is completed.
Contact Advanced Optical for Cataract Treatment in Orlando
Cataracts are a common and very treatable condition. At Advanced Optical, we strive to ensure that your cataracts are treated effectively and that you can return your vision to normal. Contact our office today by calling (407) 296-2020 for more information or to schedule an appointment with us to book your eye exam and learn more about how we can help you with your cataracts.