Cataract Diagnosis and Treatment

Providence, Rhode Island’s premier eye doctors for cataract treatments

Cataracts occur when parts of our natural eye lenses become cloudy or hazy. As a result, our vision can become limited.

Sobering Fact: Cataracts currently affect more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. About half of Americans aged 75 and older will have cataracts.

(Source: National Eye Institute (NEI), 2022)

Cataracts Defined

Cataracts occur when parts of our natural ocular lenses become cloudy or hazy. This results in vision loss over time. As a result, your vision may become tinted. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss — and blindness, if gone untreated — for people who are 40 years and older.

The three most common types of cataracts include

Subcapsular cataracts

These cataracts occur at the back of the eye’s lens. They often develop more rapidly than other types of cataracts.

Nuclear cataracts

These cataracts form in the center of the lens. Nuclear cataracts may cause temporary nearsightedness followed by worsening of vision over time

Cortical cataracts

These cataracts form in the periphery of the lens and work their way toward the center of the lens.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

When cataracts first begin to develop, you’ll hardly notice any changes in your vision. As time progresses, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:

Fact: Cataracts are treatable! An estimated 3.7 million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. alone each year. (Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM), 2021)

Risk Factors for Developing Cataracts

When seeking out treatment for cataracts, your eye doctor will likely ask you about your health history including the following:

Cataracts Treatment With A Team You Can Depend on

In the early stages of cataracts, treatments include prescription glasses, brighter lighting for certain settings, anti-glare sunglasses, and magnifying reading glasses. As cataracts progress, you may need cataract surgery to remove and replace the old lens with a new, clear artificial lens.

Not to worry, though. Your eyes are in good, highly capable hands.

But if you need surgery we will coordinate a consult with a cataract specialist and schedule appropriate post-operative care.

20+ years of experience

30,000+ eye exams performed annually

Serving babies to centenarians (3 months old- 100+)

3 convenient locations

About Our Dedicated Eye Care Team

Our WeCare optometrists have nearly 40 years of experience working with adults and families. Our optometrists are trained in and have extensive background knowledge on ocular care. We treat each patient with compassion, kindness, and warmth.

Coupled with our friendly patient navigator team, our optometrists will carefully consider your comfort every step of the way. We encourage you to let our team know how you’re feeling throughout the exam process.

Whatever your vision care needs may be, our doctor and patient navigator team is dedicated to providing you with nothing less than the best optical care, because at the end of the day, our vision is to help you with yours.

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Why WeCare?

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