Signs You May be Ready for Cataract Surgery

Signs You May be Ready for Cataract Surgery

April 20th, 2018

Senior Man Cataract Surgery

Many of our patients who are living with cataracts struggle to know when the right time to have cataract surgery is. For some, just the thought of surgery can be frightening. However, if you are no longer able to manage cataract symptoms on your own, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. It’s an incredibly safe and effective procedure. Many of our patients wonder why they didn’t have it earlier!

If you are still on the fence, here are three signs you may be ready for cataract surgery.

Your vision suddenly worsens

Many people are able to manage the symptoms of their cataracts on their own for a while. Often, just getting a stronger prescription or using better lighting in your house can be helpful.

You may reach a point where your vision is blurry or sensitive to glare, and typical eyecare solutions no longer help. If your vision suddenly become much worse and lifestyle changes don’t help, you might want to consider cataract surgery. 

Your daily life is significantly impacted

For many of our patients, the hardest part about having cataracts is the loss of independence. Often, cataract patients find that they are unable to do things they enjoy. This can include driving, spending time gardening, watching TV, or reading a book.

And many of our patients find that their cataract symptoms actually affect their personal safety. If you have fallen or injured yourself because of poor vision associated with cataracts, then it is definitely time to consider cataract surgery.

You are ready to see clearly again

When it comes to vision problems, everyone has a different tolerance level for what they will put up with. We have seen cataract patients with minor vision impairment who wanted to have surgery immediately. Ultimately, the biggest sign you are ready for cataract surgery is when you are simply fed up with not being able to see clearly.

If you’re ready to take the next step and learn more about cataract surgery, we can help. Our office provides the latest technology in blade-free cataract surgery. To learn more, contact us to schedule your cataract surgery consultation.