SkyVision Center is the premium practice for
advanced cataract care in northeast Ohio!
Did you know that our very own Dr. Darrell E. White was the first cataract surgeon to use an advanced technology focusing implant in the state of Ohio?
What is a Cataract? How do I know if I have one?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens. The lens focuses light rays on the retina to produce a sharp image of what we see. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily and vision is blurred.
Cataract development is a normal process of aging. Eventually, nearly everyone will develop a cataract. Cataracts can also develop from injuries to the eye, certain medications (such as steroids), some diseases, and some genetic conditions. Once a cataract starts to form, no one can predict how quickly it will develop or grow.
There are no medicines, eye drops, exercises, or glasses that will cause cataracts to disappear or prevent them from eventually forming. Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract.
Your symptoms generally determine when cataract surgery is necessary. Someone with a cataract may experience some or all of the following:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty driving, especially at night
- Light sensitivity or glare
- Difficulty seeing in dim light
- Painless blurry or filmy vision
- Yellowing or fading of colors
The next step
If you think you may have a cataract and wish to be evaluated, you may set up an appointment by clicking on this link or by calling 440-892-3931.