F & M Family Eye Care Offers Care for Cataracts

Cataracts are an eye condition that usually affects older people. A cataract clouds over the lens of an eye, which can cause increasing problems with vision over time. Treatment is available to restore clear vision. At F & M Family Eye Care in Riverdale, GA, we carefully monitor patients for cataracts to ensure they can see clearly for daily tasks.


Understanding Cataracts

The lens of the eye helps to focus light onto the retina at the back of the eye. A healthy lens is clear and allows images to be seen sharply. However, over time, cataracts can form. The formation of cataracts can cause colors to be less sharp and blur vision. Some people may even have double vision.

How Are Cataracts Diagnosed?

Our eye doctor will ask many questions about your current vision, the type of lenses you wear and what types of activities you do. The doctor will perform a comprehensive exam, using special equipment to see inside your eyes and measure your visual acuity. Dilation of the pupils will also be done to view the interior structures of your eyes. During this exam, our optometrist will be able to detect any abnormalities and will be able to determine if cataracts are impeding normal vision.

Treatment for Cataracts

Cataracts are a progressive condition, which occurs over a period of years. You may not notice any change in vision in the early stages, but later, as the discoloration of your vision worsens, you may notice colors aren’t true or you may have significant blurring that affects your daily life. Surgery is the primary treatment for cataracts, but eye surgeons usually wait until vision is affected before recommending the procedure. Your eye doctor will monitor the development of cataracts during your periodic eye exams to determine if your vision is being negatively affected to a significant degree.

Choose F & M Family Eye Care for Your Optometrist in Riverdale, GA

Dr. Osayi uses his extensive training in optometry to ensure his patients in Riverdale, GA, and the surrounding areas enjoy clearer vision and better eye health. We offer many vision care services including exams, contact lens fitting, eyeglass fitting, computer vision care, sports vision, and management of eye diseases. Contact F & M Family Eye Care today at (770) 996-3495 for an appointment to have your eyes checked for cataracts and to learn about the best ways to care for your vision throughout life.


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