Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens of the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. As the lens becomes cloudier, vision becomes blurry and distorted. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. Common risk factors for developing a cataract are including, aging, medications, eye trauma and surgeries, smoking, and unprotected excessive sunlight exposure.

Most people will have a slight cataract in one or both eyes by age 60. Most cataracts progress slowly over 5-15 years. An annual eye exam is recommended for people over age 60 to measure eyesight and evaluate overall eye health.

If you have questions regarding cataracts, call our office or ask Dr. Phillips or Dr. Borstad at your next appointment.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Vision loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing through and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. The most common cause for cataracts is biological aging and over-exposure to ultraviolet light. Seeing through a cataract is similar to looking through a foggy window. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. While there is no guaranteed way to avoid cataracts, wearing eyewear and sunwear that block 100% UVA and UVB rays can slow the onset as well as decrease the exposure to direct sunlight. Cataracts do not need to interfere with your lifestyle. If you’re concerned that you may be suffering from a cataract, call our office today to schedule an eye health evaluation.

May 1st, 2020

We will be reopening effective Tuesday May 12th! We are glad to be back and looking forward to providing our patients with the exemplary care you have come to expect in the safest environment possible.

While our doors will be open, we will have some changes in effect per guidelines from the CDC and the American Optometric Association.

We are asking patients to CHECK IN prior to entering the office. We will have a check in station set up where we will conduct a health screening questionnaire and your temperature will be checked.

We are requiring that all patients over the age of 2 wear a FACE MASK.

SOCIAL DISTANCING will be required and our staff will approve entry in order to control the number of people in the office. Please wait for staff approval before entering the office.

In order to maintain our social distance guidelines, we will be allocating ONE HOUR for the exam, shopping, and checkout. If you need more time to find the perfect pair of glasses we will be adding specialized shopping times.

If you had an appointment that was cancelled due to the COVID 19 closure, please contact our office at 303-979-3937 so that we can reschedule your appointment.

Thank you! We look forward to "seeing" you all again! :)