A cataract is an eye condition in which the normal lens becomes cloudy and consequently causes vision problems. Therefore, it’s more difficult for cataract patients to read, to see an expression on a friend’s face and to drive; especially at night. Patients with cataracts should see a professional eye doctor for diagnosis and a treatment plan which can involve Seattle ophthalmology
Since most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb vision in the beginning, stronger lighting and eyeglasses may be sufficient. However, because cataracts are progressive, over time they will interfere with vision. If the impaired vision is at the point in which it is interfering with normal everyday activities, the patient may need Seattle ophthalmology. Cataracts can be detected during a comprehensive eye exam like many other conditions. If our experienced, professional eye doctor detects any eye disease or condition, you’ll be referred to an ophthalmologist for further evaluation and treatment which typically is cataract surgery once it is advanced enough that it interferes with normal everyday activities such as reading and driving a car. Our practice is a comprehensive eye care center offering other quality eye care services as well. Our services include: comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams and fittings, glaucoma testing, an extensive selection of designer eyewear, eyeglass repairs and safety glasses. We accept many forms of payment for your convenience. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards, personal check and many insurances. We accept most insurance plans. To find out if we accept your insurance plan, please contact our office. One of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members looks forward to your call and to helping you. Welcome to our practice.
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By Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen
November 20, 2018