Schedule a visit with our optometrists today to talk about your options for detecting and treating cataracts.
It isn't possible to completely prevent a cataract from forming, however there are several steps you can take to minimize your risk for contracting cataracts.
- Receive regular eye examinations
Regularly visit your ophthalmologist to stay up-to-date on your eye examinations and to help catch problems as they arise. Learning about your cataracts in the early stages is one way to prevent the condition from progressing more rapidly.
- Consider quitting smoking
Smoking cigarettes can increase your risk for contracting cataracts. If you are considering quitting and need assistance with strategies or suggestions, talk to your primary care doctor for more information.
- Eat More Fruits and Veggies
Implementing a healthy diet can help prevent problems before they start. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that are essential to the health of your eyes.
- Wear Sunglasses
Harmful ultraviolet rays are present in the sun's natural light. Wearing sunglasses that protect against UV rays will help keep your eyes healthy in the long term.
Surgery is the only treatment for cataracts, but it is not always the first step in treating the condition. Schedule a visit with our optometrists today to talk about your options for detecting and treating cataracts. We will work with you to determine the best plan for protecting your vision.