You may notice that your bleach is not working anymore, and your white clothing is not as bright as it once was. Your glasses are always dirty no matter how many times you wipe them off. The characters on the television are hard to make out, and headlights on the road at night wash out your vision.
What you do not notice is that you no longer read the paper, and you move through your surroundings slower. You stop enjoying activities that require precision; crossword puzzles, bird watching, and sewing.
You have cataracts.
Cataracts, unlike other conditions, are usually a gradual decline in vision. This means that you will not notice how much you are not seeing until the cataracts become advanced. As you gradually get used to seeing less, you begin to lose interest in activities that once brought you joy.
How did you get them? Well, they are as natural as gray hair; eventually, we all get them. It does not mean that you are unhealthy. It is a natural event and thankfully, one that is easily treatable. Cataracts are removable, and you can easily reclaim your mobility and connection to the world around you.
When you come to Anne Arundel Eye Center, our goal is not only to treat the cataract, but to get you back to doing the things you love. We have multiple options to enhance your near or far vision, including special lenses that can often give you a range of vision beyond what it was before the cataracts formed. Our team of doctors and our surgical coordinator, Travis, will get you on a treatment plan and give you all the resources you need to make the choice that is right for you. You will be cared for by our wonderful staff, who will cheer for your restored vision every step of the way.
You may think that surgery is scary, and we agree with you; it is. But you’ve come to the right place – cataracts are one of our specialties. We take care of patients just like you every single day. While it is new for you, cataract surgery is one of the most performed surgeries worldwide. Our surgeon, Dr. Samuel Boles, and our Consultive Optometrists, offer world class cataract treatment that can’t be bested.
Cataract surgery involves removing the lens in the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. After your cataract surgery, you will notice a difference mere hours or days after the surgery has been completed. Whites are whiter, the world is brighter, and you cannot believe how much your vision has changed for the better. The day after your surgery, you will come in for a follow-up appointment to ensure that you are well, and your vision is improving. In most cases, you will eventually only return to see us every six months, and then once a year for a routine checkup. However, if you need us, we are just a phone call away.
While we will miss seeing you, we will look forward to your yearly checkup because we know the best part about that visit is when we see you, you see us back. Call us at 410-224-2010 and let us help you restore your vision.