Looking for an eye doctor that specializes in testing and treatment for vision loss? Then look no further than the eye care practice of Vision Arts Eyecare Center. If you are experiencing vision loss, it is vital you visit our Spokane Valley optometrist, Dr. Smick, for eye disease testing to ensure your eyes are in good health, and that it is not an underlying symptom of a more serious condition, such as cataracts.
Although your vision loss may be due to something as simple as general near- or far-sightedness, it could also be the early signs of cataracts. A visit to Vision Arts Eyecare Center for eye disease testing will help determine and treat whatever the cause of your vision loss may be. Cataracts are common in older-aged patients, and develop slowly. Although cataracts do not disturb eyesight early on, they eventually will interfere with vision, so it is important to have your ophthalmologist regularly evaluating your eye health. Cataracts, which can be caused by disease, are a gradual thickening of the natural lens inside the eye, which can cloud, distort, and impair vision. At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with this condition. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Eventually, if left untreated, cataracts will cause blindness. If visual loss is significant, surgical removal of the lens may be warranted. Cataract surgery is the most common eye surgery. During this procedure, a self-sealing small incision is performed, which does not require suture closure and is thus termed “no stitch cataract surgery.” Our Spokane Valley optometrist will remove the cloudy lens and implant an artificial, intraocular lens. At Vision Arts Eyecare Center, our eye care center is also proud to offer new advanced technology intraocular lenses (IOLs), which are designed to reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses following cataract treatment. Also, for patients with low to very high amounts of astigmatism, TORIC IOLs are used to correct the vision. The entire cataract surgery process is completed in less than half an hour and is performed under local anesthesia.
Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize or prevent cataract-related vision loss. That’s why it is so important to get your eyes examined regularly. The search for a Spokane Valley optometrist that specializes in cataract eye care doesn’t have to be as cloudy as your vision; the office of Vision Arts Eyecare Centre is clearly the destination for your cataract testing and treatment. Call our office or consult our website for more information regarding this procedure, or to schedule an appointment.