Cataracts Management in Modesto

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Clear the Clouds with Stanislaus Optometric Center, Inc.

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts can happen at any age, but most commonly occur as part of the natural aging process after age 50, and affect more than half of all Americans over 80.

Cataracts develop slowly and are manageable with eyeglasses or contact lenses in their early stages, but may require surgery if they impact your quality of life.

Symptoms of Cataracts

You may not notice symptoms if your cataracts are mild. But as they grow, your vision may change, causing:

  • Blurred or foggy vision
  • Faded or dull colors
  • Decreased night vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Halos around lights
  • Double vision
  • Frequent prescription changes

What Causes Cataracts?

Most cataracts are caused by normal changes to the eyes associated with age. They occur when the proteins in your eye’s lens build up and clump together. There are many different types of cataracts that occur for various reasons:

Who Is At Risk?

Your risk for cataracts increases as you get older. But you may be at a higher risk of developing them earlier in life if you:

  • Have certain health problems, like diabetes
  • Smoke
  • Drink excessive amounts of alcohol
  • Have a family history of cataracts
  • Have had an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatment on your upper body
  • Have spent a lot of time in the sun
  • Take steroids

How to Prevent Cataracts

There’s no known way to prevent or slow cataracts, but there may be ways to reduce your chance of developing them:

Regular Eye Exams Protect Your Sight

Ultimately, it’s important to undergo regular eye exams to monitor for conditions like cataracts, but also glaucoma and other health problems, like diabetes. Please book your appointment for a comprehensive eye exam at Stanislaus Optometric Center, Inc. We’re excited to help protect your eyes!

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Our Location

 

Find us at 4028 Dale Road, right next to Dale Family Dental and Opti Physical Therapy.

Where to Park?

We have a large parking lot with ample free parking.

Our Address

4028 Dale Road #102
Modesto, CA 95356 9561

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5 PM
Saturday
Open one Saturday a month
Sunday
Closed
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