Have you noticed that your vision has become blurred, and you have trouble seeing clearly at night when you drive? If so, you may have cataracts. At Eye and Vision Care Associates, our optometrist in Plainview NY will be able to give you a comprehensive eye exam and determine whether or not you have this common vision problem.
When you come into our vision practice for a comprehensive eye exam, you will be seen by one of our top-notch optometrists, just one of whom is Dr. Sebastian Polizzi. Our optometrist in Plainview NY will be able to easily diagnose whether or not you have cataracts by performing a comprehensive eye exam. When a person has a cataract, it means that they have a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. If left untreated, this condition will most likely lead to blindness. However, the great news is that this condition can now be easily corrected with laser cataract surgery. This surgery is now extremely common, and is performed while the patient remains perfectly comfortable due to the use of local anesthesia. During this outpatient surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed through a tiny incision in the eye, and a new man-made IOL is inserted to replace the lens. Often times, people have better vision after cataract surgery than they had before the cataracts even developed, due to great advances in IOLs. Our eye doctor will be able to determine whether you need to have cataract surgery at the current time, or whether you can be treated with a new lens prescription. In the early stages of cataracts, clearer vision can often be restored by providing the patient with a new lens prescription which will be effective until the cataracts further develop. It is impossible to determine how quickly cataracts will develop, or how far they will develop. In the meantime, better lighting conditions at home, can also help you see clearer.
For an appointment to meet with our optometrist in Plainview NY, contact us today.