Anchorage Cataracts Treatment
Cataracts affect more than 24 million adults in America alone. Along with this staggering statistic, cataracts are also the leading cause of blindness throughout the world. Here at Dr. Conley Marcum’s office we believe that regular visits to the optometrist and quality eye care are the best way to prevent or treat this devastating condition.
We are proud to offer quality, affordable eye care to the people of Anchorage. When you need an eye doctor you can trust to have your best interests at heart, call Conley Marcum, OD.
What Are Cataracts?
Many patients are completely unaware that they have cataracts until the problem is serious. As cataracts are common in adults aged 50 and over, it’s clear that aging takes its toll on the eyes. Symptoms for cataracts include the following, and they may build slowly over time:
- Problems with night vision
- Faded colors
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Headlights, sunlight and lamps may seem too bright
- Halo effect around lights
- Double vision
When the people of Anchorage notice these problems, the first thing we encourage them to do is to schedule an appointment for an eye exam with a qualified optometrist from Conley Marcum, OD.
How Are Cataracts Treated?
Cataracts are often treated surgically. We are proud to offer the people of Anchorage the newest technology to ensure that treatments are minimized and less invasive. Although cataracts are often related to aging, there are habits you can change to decrease your risk of developing them.
- Protect your eyes from UV rays with sunglasses
- Stop smoking
- Stay on top of your annual eye exams
- Care for your overall health
Diseases like hypertension and diabetes can also have a negative effect on your eye site, so getting an annual physical exam and caring for your body is an essential part of maintaining your eyesight long term.
Give Us a Call
When the people of Anchorage need an eye doctor they can trust, they come to us first. Call us today to schedule an appointment for an eye exam. Don’t take chances with your eyesight when treatment is just a phone call away.