How Clear Is Your Vision?
There’s nothing like having crisp, clear, healthy vision.
But throughout your life, you may develop a range of conditions that could affect your sight. Some of the most common are nearsightedness and farsightedness, but cataracts become increasingly common as you age, and they could have a tremendous effect on your vision quality.
Cataracts are a natural part of aging, but we can provide strategies or treatments to help preserve your sight.
Find out how when you visit us for a cataract exam today.
What Are Cataracts?
Your crystalline lens is responsible for focusing light on your retina, and your eye changes its shape depending on what you’re looking at to ensure you have clear vision. As you grow older, however, the lens can become more rigid, and proteins in the lens can break down and clump together, forming a cataract.
Cataracts are characterized by the milky, cloudy, hazy color it forms on your lens. Over time, cataracts can obstruct your vision.
Several types of cataracts exist, but not all of them develop because of aging. Some of them include:
- Nuclear cataracts, which affect the center of the lens.
- Cortical cataracts, which affect the edges of the lens.
- Posterior subcapsular cataracts, which develop at the back of the lens.
- Congenital cataracts, which can develop in newborns or young children.
How We Can Help
Managing cataracts is a unique process that changes depending on the type of cataract and how much it affects your vision. Cataracts may not need immediate correction, but they can lead to vision problems over time. In some cases, they could lead to blindness that only surgery can help treat.
For a solution unique to you and your needs, please visit us for a cataract exam.
Corrective Glasses & Contacts
Vision problems related to mild cataract development can be corrected using prescription glasses or contact lenses.
As cataracts develop, you may need to update your prescription regularly.
We all love having some fun in the sun, but UV exposure can affect your eyes in several ways, like increasing your risk of developing cataracts.
Sunglasses are a fantastic way to manage your eye’s UV light exposure, and we’ll be happy to walk you through some of the incredible brands we have so you can protect your vision in style.
You can also manage or possibly prevent cataracts from developing by taking good care of your body. Your overall health can significantly affect your vision and eye health, but several different lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
Some of these changes can include:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Quitting cigarettes
- Limiting your alcohol consumption
- Managing health problems like diabetes
In severe cases, we may recommend having cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery replaces your cataract lens with an artificial intraocular lens, restoring your clear vision.
Although we do not perform these surgeries at our practice, we’ll be happy to refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist.
Manage Your Cataracts
Find out how we can help manage your cataracts. Book an appointment today.
Visit Us in Oshkosh
We are kitty-corner to Opera House Square on the corner of High Avenue and Market Street. Walk to our location from anywhere downtown or find free 2-hour parking right out front. You can also park in The Grand Opera House parking lot adjacent to our building.
- 101 High Avenue
- Oshkosh, WI 54901
- Phone: 920-235-8500
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed