Cataract Doctors & Eye Treatments


Cataract Doctors

The expert team at eyecarecenter specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions like cataracts. Our optometrists use the latest technology in eye exams and work with our cataract surgeons to determine the best solution to improve your vision and eye health.

If you are one of the 2.4 millions of Americans living with cataracts, eyecarecenter can help you see clearly again.

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At eyecarecenter, our goal is to provide every patient with their best vision possible. We are conveniently located throughout North Carolina.

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is a common eye condition that can affect one eye or both. It 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.

Unlike other eye diseases and conditions, like glaucoma, cataracts can be cured. Cataract removal is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. It is also one of the safest and most effective.

Cataract Treatment Options from eyecarecenter

Cataracts do not go away on their own and can significantly impair your vision if left untreated. Early detection is key in preventing cataracts from stealing your sight. Routine eye exams allow your doctor to monitor changes to your vision, identify cataracts before you notice any symptoms, and determine the severity of the condition.

Prescription glasses and specialty contact lenses can alleviate vision impairments if the cataract is diagnosed in its early stages. If your 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 with one of our specialists today. We deliver personalized eye care to ensure you experience life with your best vision possible.

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Schedule an Appointment With Our Cataract Doctors

The team at eyecarecenter specializes in eye diseases and ocular conditions. Routine eye exams allow our doctors to provide you with your 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. Lifestyle habits can also help prevent cataracts including not smoking, healthy eating, using bright light when reading, wearing sunglasses when outdoors, and limiting your 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 genetic, a result of lifestyle habits or other pre-existing health conditions.

Can Cataracts Come Back?

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


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.