At Specialty Eye Institute, we pride ourselves in detecting the early formation of cataracts and keeping our patients’ eyes in prime health by monitoring with different screenings and exams.
Specialty Eye Institute is offering Free Cataract Screenings this year. Call 877-852-8463 for details or fill out the form below.
Schedule Your Free Cataract Screening at Specialty Eye Institute
What can a patient expect during the cataract screening?
Your eye doctor will discuss your current eye prescription and any issues or changes in your vision that you may have noticed like blurriness, or decreased vision at night, for example. Afterward, a series of undilated, noninvasive tests will be taken to get a better look at the eyes.
- Autorefractor – This machine will help to determine a base eye prescription by measuring how light passes through the eye.
- Slit Lamp Exam – Your eye doctor will use a microscope in conjunction with a light to get a good look of the inside and outside of your eyes.
- Visual Acuity – Your acuity, or ability to distinguish letters, will be tested at both far and reading distances, one eye at a time.
What are some causes and symptoms of cataracts?
Cataracts can be caused by but are not limited to:
- Extended sun exposure without eye protection
- Radiation exposure
- High blood sugar
If you have noticed changes in your vision that could be described as cloudiness, light glare, a yellowish tint, or double vision, it may be time to schedule a visit with your eye doctor to get the proper eye care.
Maintaining Healthy Vision with Age
Everyday life, working, driving, caring for your family and yourself… We understand how precious your vision is, and one thing that can help us keep your eyes healthy is a vision screening at least once every other year.
Cataracts affect over 20 million Americans that are over the age of 40, and more than 6 million have had corrective surgery.
However, cataract surgery is not something that is an option at the onset of a cataract. Your optometrist will monitor the health of your eyes and let you know when you become a candidate for cataract surgery. The surgery is an elective decision, typically made when the cataract begins to affect the quality of everyday life.
What can I do to protect my eyes?
Some steps you can take now to protect your eyes from the formation of cataracts is to wear UV blocking sunglasses, take nutritional supplements, quit smoking, and learn of any family health history.
We encourage you to take the time to have your eyes examined in order to preserve the vision that you have today to ensure your quality of life tomorrow.
Schedule your free cataract screening today!