A cataract is an opacity which occurs in the lens within the eye. This causes distortion of the light passing through the pupil and prevents a clear image forming on the retina. Cataracts are not visible from the outside and can only be seen by your eye care professional. Cataracts are primarily caused by the eye ageing, however several external factors like exposure to UV light, an unhealthy diet, diabetes and some medications (eg. steroids) can increase your likelihood of developing them.
At Eye Envy Optometrist we will conduct a thorough eye examination which will include checking for cataracts. We will also discuss ways to limit your risks of developing them, as well as offering an appropriate referral service for cataract surgery if required.