Cataract Eye Exam in Jefferson City MO

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens, usually occurring in patients over the age of 40. At first, symptoms of cataracts include hazy or blurred vision, lights appearing brighter or more glaring, or colors seeming to dull. If you or a family member are experiencing any of these symptoms, an eye exam is imperative.

Am I at Risk for Developing Cataracts?

Risk factors for cataracts vary from person to person, but some of the most common factors include:

  • Advancing age
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • UV radiation

Diagnosing Cataracts

During an eye exam, our doctors will evaluate the crystalline lens, often through a dilated eye, to determine if cataracts exist. If cataract formation exists, they will diagnose what type of cataract is present and to what degree it is affecting vision.

Cataract Treatment

After diagnosis, our doctors will work with you to make sure you are getting the right treatment to improve your eyesight. Treatment options may be as simple as new glasses or contact lens prescription.

If your cataracts have progressed to where glasses or contact lenses can no longer improve your vision, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. Our doctors will discuss your options and can help coordinate care with a cataract surgeon. Our doctors also provide post-operative care.