Are you looking for an eye care center where you will be able to receive the very best vision care? If so, you will definitely want to visit us at our Heritage Eye Care center. At our practice, our owner and expert optometrist is Dr. Nancy Opara. Dr. Opara is an optometrist who specializes in general vision, medical eye care, and emergency optical treatment for patients of all ages. If you need to have Mansfield cataract eye care, we will be able to help you with that as well at our vision practice.
When a patient has cataracts, it means that they have a clouding over the natural lens of the eye. This commonly occurs over age 60, or can even occur when the patient is younger. Studies have shown that overexposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays at an earlier age can also contribute to the development of cataracts. Almost all cataracts will eventually lead to blindness. However, the great news is that cataracts can now easily be treated by the patient having laser surgery. During the surgery, the patient will have the clouded natural lens replaced with a clear man-made lens. Most patients who have cataracts will eventually have cataract surgery. However, this is not the only type of Mansfield cataract eye care that is available
Some of our patients choose to have their cataract situation monitored by our optometrist. In the early stages and development of cataracts, patients are often able to have their vision corrected simply by getting new contact lenses or eyeglasses. A lens prescription can be changed several times to keep accommodating the vision changes caused by the cataract. Usually, almost all cataracts will need to be eventually operated on, however, there is generally no need to have this done immediately. If you would like to come to our vision practice to have your cataracts monitored by our Mansfield cataract eye care doctor, that may be a great alternative for you now. When you are ready for cataract surgery, it is good to know that cataract surgery is now one of the most common, safest, and effective eye surgeries that is performed today. Cataract surgery is almost always laser surgery performed on an outpatient basis. To see our optometrist regarding monitoring of your eyes’ cataracts, contact us today.