June is Cataract Awareness Month
A Cataract is a clouding or opacity of the natural internal lens of the eye which causes a visual impairment. The natural lens is located behind the iris, or “colored part” of the eye. The opacity may be a small dot or may involve the entire lens. The opacity in the lens causes the light entering the eye to be scattered, causing images to appear hazy or blurred. What are some symptoms of cataracts?
- Blurred, fuzzy or hazy vision
- Seeing as though looking through a cobweb, or having a film over the eye
- Frequent changing of glasses prescriptions, or seeing better without glasses
- Rings or halos around lights
- Severe decrease in vision with glare or bright lights in the eye
However, because most cataracts progress very slowly, we are unaware when we have them or if they are causing vision loss. The only way to have them diagnosed and treated is by visiting your eye doctor. Both Dr. Kaminski and Dr. Rohr are currently accepting new patients, so if you have not had your yearly eye examination, please phone us today at 720-966-2020.