Cataract Exams & Management in Salisbury, NC

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Is Your Vision Becoming Hazy or Clouded?

When you look at your eyes, do you notice your lenses becoming milky or even yellow? Are you finding it hard to see clearly, even when you’re wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses? If you’ve said yes to either question, there is a chance you may be developing cataracts.

But what can you do to manage them? By visiting us at Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear, we can provide the help you need so you can enjoy the clearest vision possible while living with cataracts. Please, book an appointment with our team today!

What are Cataracts?

So, let’s break down cataracts. A cataract is a common eye condition that occurs when your clear crystalline lens becomes rigid and opaque, leading to a milky, hazy, or yellow-ish discoloration. As this develops, it can affect your vision quality and even cause blindness in severe cases.

Nearly 20 million people have cataracts, and the condition is responsible for 51% of blindness worldwide. But how do you know if you’re developing or at risk of developing cataracts?

Symptoms

If you have cataracts, some symptoms you could experience include:

  • Faded or muted colors
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Frequent prescription changes for your glasses or contact lenses
  • Light sensitivity
  • Glare or halos appearing around light sources
  • Refractive errors like nearsightedness or farsightedness

The aging process usually causes cataracts, but other risk factors could include:

  • UV damage
  • Smoking
  • Diseases like diabetes
  • Long term use of certain medications like steroids
  • Eye injuries
  • Long-term and excessive alcohol consumption

Common Types of Cataracts

Nuclear Cataracts

Nuclear cataracts occur in the center of your clear crystalline lens. When they first develop, symptoms may only affect your visual quality, like causing nearsightedness or even a slight improvement in your overall vision. But over time, your lens may develop a yellow or brown color, leading to vision problems.

Cortical cataracts first develop as small wedge-shape streaks on the outside edges of your lens. As it develops, these wedges eventually grow to cover the entire lens, leading to poor vision quality.

Posterior cataracts are different in that they develop at the back of your lens, directly in the path of light entering your eyes. This form of cataracts, which could develop faster than other cataract types, can affect your near vision and even cause glare and halos from light sources.

If you were born with cataracts or developed them early in your life, you may have congenital cataracts. Genetics may cause this form of cataract, but other conditions like galactosemia, neurofibromatosis type 2, myotonic dystrophy, or rubella may also be at the root of its development.

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How To Find Us

We’re located on the corner Depot Street and E Council Street, right across the street from Yadkin House (look for the big pair of glasses on our entrance).

Parking Options

We offer parking around our building and we’re accessible by the Number 2 or Number 3 Bus!

Our Address

205 E Council Street, Suite B
Salisbury, NC 28144

Contact Information

Phone: (704) 310-5002
Fax: (704) 310-5003
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM1 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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