Cataracts often develop as we get older, however, they can make certain tasks like reading and driving difficult. Not only that, but if they are not treated, cataracts can also lead to vision loss. At Dr. Steven Lutz & Associates in Ann Arbor, MI, we provide comprehensive eye exams to accurately diagnose cataracts and treatment to preserve your vision.

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What are Cataracts?

A cataract is a cloudy area that forms in the lenses of your eye, which is normally clear. As the cataracts develop, you may notice that your vision is less colorful. Along with that, you might also experience hazy or blurry vision and halos around lights.

What Causes Cataracts?

By age 80, most people have had cataracts at least once as a normal part of the aging process. However, there are factors other than aging that can cause cataracts. If you have glaucoma, eye surgery, smoke, or sustain an eye injury, your chances of developing cataracts at an earlier age increase.

Cataract Treatment

While cataracts can be eliminated with surgery, there are some changes you can try at home to reduce your symptoms. Using brighter lights when you are at home can be helpful, while wearing sunglasses anytime you are outdoors can eliminate glare. You may also find magnifiers beneficial for reading or other activities that require you to focus on something items. In the early stages of cataracts, a stronger eyeglass or contact lens prescription may help improve your visual acuity.  Our optometrist may also recommend surgery, which is highly successful and safe. During cataract surgery, the natural lens is replaced with artificial lens to help you see clearly.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of cataracts, let our team at Dr. Steven Lutz & Associates in Ann Arbor, MI, help. After an eye exam, we can provide the necessary treatment that will alleviate your symptoms and improve your vision. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call us at (734) 769-2909 today. When you are looking for an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist!