Cataract Doctors & Eye in North Carolina

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North Carolina Cataract Doctors

The expert team at eyecarecenter specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions like cataracts. Our team of North Carolina optometrists use the latest technology to improve your vision and eye health.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 24.4 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts. It’s also estimated that over half of all Americans over the age of 0 will have had cataracts or cataract-removal surgery.   

Do you think you or a loved one are developing a cataract? eyecarecenter’s experienced team of North Carolina eye doctors is here to help restore your vision.

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Find a North Carolina Cataract Doctor Near You

At eyecarecenter, our goal is to provide every patient with the best vision possible. We are conveniently located throughout North Carolina. Find us in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Winston-Salem, and other towns across the Tar Heel State. 

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is a common eye condition that affects the natural lens in your eye, which is located behind the iris. If the lens becomes weak and breaks down, the tissues clump together and form a cataract. 

The cataract prevents light from passing through your eye, causing cloudy or blurred vision. If left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.

It is possible to develop cataracts in both eyes.

Unlike other eye diseases and conditions, cataracts can be cured through surgery.

Cataract Treatment Options from eyecarecenter

Cataracts do not go away on their own, and if left untreated can significantly impair your vision. Early detection is key in preventing cataracts from causing vision problems. 

Routine eye exams allow your eye doctor to monitor changes to your vision and identify cataracts before you notice any symptoms. If found, your eye doctor will work with you to determine the severity and treatment plan for the condition.

Prescription glasses and specialty contact lenses can alleviate vision impairments if the cataract is diagnosed in its early stages. If your eye condition is more advanced, your eye doctor may recommend a cataract removal procedure. 

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. It is also one of the safest and most effective.

Cataract Risk Factors

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects approximately 50 percent of Americans. While aging is the most common cause, cataracts can also be genetic and affect people of all ages.

Other risk factors for cataracts include:

  • Diabetes

  • Hypertension

  • High blood pressure

  • Extensive steroid use

  • Significant alcohol consumption

  • Obesity

  • Smoking

  • High myopia

  • Sun exposure

  • Previous eye injury or eye surgery

If you are at risk for cataracts or concerned about your eye health, schedule an appointment at an eyecarecenter near you. Our eye doctors deliver personalized eye care to best treat your condition and restore your vision. 

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Schedule an Appointment With Our Cataract Doctors

The team at each eyecarecenter location specializes in treating various eye diseases and ocular conditions. We have over 40 locations across North Carolina. 

Routine eye exams allow our doctors to provide you with the best vision possible. If you are diagnosed with a cataract, we will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cataracts

Can Cataracts Be Prevented?

Routine eye exams are the best defense against cataracts. 

You can also prevent cataracts by:

  • Not smoking

  • Having a healthy diet

  • Using adequate light when reading

  • Wearing sunglasses when outdoors

  • Limiting sun exposure

What Causes Cataracts?

Cataracts occur when the tissues in the natural lens of your eye become weak, break down, and clump together. While aging is the most common cause, cataracts can also be caused by:

  • Genetics

  • A result of lifestyle habits such as a poor diet or smoking

  • Pre-existing health conditions

Can Cataracts Come Back?

Cataracts are eliminated after surgery. Intraocular lens (IOL) implants last a lifetime and can reduce your dependency on glasses or bifocals to see near, far, and/or everything in-between.

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Common Symptoms and Signs of Cataracts

Think you might be developing cataracts? Learn the symptoms and signs of cataracts from the eye doctors at eyecarecenter.