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.

Covid 19 Updates, November 2020

As you may be aware we are seeing a surge in cases in Colorado and Jefferson County. We are implementing some additional precautions in order to ensure we can remain open and continue to serve your eyecare needs.

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT:

Please come in at the time of your appointment, ring bell at our front door, and we will conduct a health screening questionnaire and your temperature will be checked.

We are requesting ONLY the  patient with the appointment come in, unless patient is a minor or guardian/caretaker is required for the visit.

We are requiring that all patients over the age of 2 wear a mask that covers nose and mouth!

Please keep your mask on, and covering your nose AT ALL TIMES,  noncompliance will result in our staff requesting that you exit the building.

If you are a new patient, please fill out your paperwork ONLINE at BelleviewEyeAssociates.com, forms found under Patient Center.

IF YOU HAVE PRODUCT TO PICK UP:

Please pull up to the front door and call or text or office and we will run the product out to you

IF YOU ARE HERE FOR ANY OTHER REASON:

Please call or text before coming in and we will advise you on when you are able to enter

Text: 856-997-2423

Phone: 303-979-3937