Imagine what your vision would be like if your eyes were covered by a sheet of wax paper. For millions of Americans with cataracts, this is how their world appears every day. Dull colors, blurry images – it is as if a film needs to be removed from the eyes to restore clear vision. Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. uses only the latest technology and techniques for the correction of cataracts, maximizing both comfort and results for you, the patient.
What are Cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding or discoloring of the normally clear lens of the eye. Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, caused from years of exposure to sunlight. The clouded lens distorts and blocks the passage of light through the eye to the retina, causing vision to be dull, blurred, and indistinct. While cataracts can affect people of any age, they are most common in older adults. In fact, two-thirds of all adults over age 60 have some sign of cataracts.
When is the Right Time to Have Your Cataracts Corrected?
As soon as they begin to impair your quality of life. Today, cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Statistically, you are more likely than not to develop cataracts sometime in your life. If you suspect you may be developing cataracts, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants immediately, at any of our three locations (Chicago, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates), to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.