Symptoms and Causes of Cataracts


Dr. Pickard and his team of optometrists, will perform a series of tests to determine how much the cataract has affected your vision. Typically, when decreased vision disturbs everyday activities or hobbies, a cataract should be removed. Currently, there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, the only way to achieve clear vision again is through cataract surgery.

Symptoms of Cataracts

  • Decreasing vision with age
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Seeing halos around bright lights
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Vision that worsens in sunlight
  • Difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Poor depth perception
  • Frequent prescription changes for glasses
  • Difficulty reading

Causes of Cataract

  • Age
  • Eye trauma
  • Heredity
  • Diabetes
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Smoking
  • Glaucoma
  • Certain medications

Thanks to advances in technology, Eye Care Oklahoma can provide cataract surgery that is safer and more precise than ever, offering better outcomes and shorter recover times than cataract surgery in the past.

To schedule an appointment with one of the laser cataract surgeons, or any of the eye professionals at Eye Care Oklahoma, contact our office today!