5 Ways to Take Control of Your Cataracts

5 Ways to Take Control of Your Cataracts

December 2nd, 2017

taking control of your cataracts | Decatur, AL

It can be intimidating to be diagnosed with cataracts but they are actually a fairly common age-related condition. Over time, proteins build up inside the lens of the eye and cause it to become cloudy. Your vision and ability to complete normal daily tasks can be affected.

Fortunately, there are many ways to manage the symptoms of your cataracts so you can continue living a full and active life. Here are five ways you can begin to take control of your cataracts:


  • Make sure your prescriptions are up-to-date


Talk to your doctor and make sure your prescriptions are current. You may find that you need a stronger glasses prescription as a result of your cataracts.


  • Improve the lighting in your home


If you regularly find it is difficult for you to see, it may help to improve the lighting in your home. This will also help you avoid developing eye strain as a result of constantly squinting to see things.


  • Use a magnifying glass to read


Many people find reading to be an enjoyable daily activity and cataracts can often make reading a challenge. If this is the case for you, consider using a magnifying glass to make reading a bit easier.


  • Minimize or eliminate nighttime driving


Cataracts can cause halos to form around lights which can make nighttime driving difficult. And blurry vision can make it hard to make out street signs. For your own safety, it’s probably a good idea to minimize any nighttime driving as much as possible.


  • Consider cataract surgery


At some point, you may find that the previous lifestyle modifications are no longer helping the way they used to. At that point, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is an incredibly safe and effective surgery that is successfully performed on millions of people every year.

For more information on cataract surgery, contact our Decatur office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Danny Lee!