Signs You May Have Cataracts

Cataract Treatment From Our Fremont Optometrists

At Warm Springs Optometric Group, our optometrists in Fremont are here to provide the eye and vision care you need at all stages of life. We offer everything from routine preventative care to treatment for serious eye conditions and diseases, including cataracts. 

Cataracts is an eye condition that occurs when the lens of one or both eyes develops "foggy" spots, which can grow over time and lead to permanent vision damage if left untreated.

Common Symptoms of Cataracts to Watch Out For

Cataracts are most common in adults over the age of 60, but they can occur at any time and at any stage of life. Some risk factors, such as a family history of cataracts, can make you more prone to developing them yourself.

Being aware of common symptoms is an important part of protecting yourself. One of the most common symptoms of cataracts is that of blurry or "foggy" vision that develops suddenly. Many people with cataracts describe their vision as similar to looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Some others will experience other symptoms such as:

  • Halos around lights
  • Unexplained vision loss
  • Difficulty seeing in darker light

How Our Fremont Eye Doctors Can Help

If you experience any symptoms of cataracts, it's important that you see our eye doctors as soon as possible for evaluation. We can conduct an examination of your eyes and check the lenses of each eye and make note of any cataracts developing. From there, if the cataracts are minor enough, we may propose managing them using a medication that will prevent them from growing in size. For more serious instances of cataracts, surgery to replace the damaged lens with an artificial lens may be recommended.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Fremont Optometrist

If you're looking for more information on cataract treatment, management, or diagnosis, our eye care team is here to help. Schedule an appointment with Warm Springs Optometric Group today by giving our office a call at (510) 490-0287. We look forward to serving your eye care needs.