Cataracts are a condition that obscures the lens of the eye, ultimately preventing light from refracting through it and onto the retina. Trauma to the eye, illness in the eye, disease or trauma to a fetus in utero, or simply age can all lead to the development of cataracts. Essentially, anything that breaks down proteins in the lens, leading them to clump together, will cause cataracts.
Most patients have multiple types of cataract occurring simultaneously. While cataracts are a progressive disease that can cause blindness when they are untreated, they are easy to diagnose and treat in the United States.
If you notice an increase in glare, a decrease in clarity, depth perception, or contrast, or you feel you are having difficulty with your vision while driving please call the office for assessment.
Per the Washington State Health Department all healthcare facilities are still required to be worn by all patients and staff regardless of CDC recommendations.
Since we perform exams in close proximity we appreciate all patients wearing their masks appropriately for the entirety of their visit to protect our staff and families.