A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with light passing through to the retina. Cataract patients often describe the condition as being similar to looking through a waterfall or piece of wax paper, with a gradual blurring or dimming of vision.
More than 50% of people over the age of 60 — and a large percentage of those younger — have vision that is impaired by cataracts. Cataracts are so common that everyone will eventually develop a cataract if they live long enough.
The best time to have your cataract removed is when your quality of life has been diminished because of poor vision. If you are bothered by glare, halos around lights, or even double vision, cataracts could be the problem. Due to the advances in modern medicine, there is no reason to suffer with cataracts anymore.
Dr. Bentz has more than 30 years of surgical experience and 25 years of refractive surgery experience. He has a unique skill set and vast experience with all types of refractive surgery and intraocular lens implants. If you suspect you have a cataract, please contact our office to schedule a quick and easy screening.