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Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

Every June, optometrists in America commit to raising awareness about cataracts. Have you been informed that cataracts are the leading reason behind deteriorating vision among adults aged 55 and older? In fact, more than fifty percent of all people who are 65 and older have at least some cataract development.

So what exactly is a cataract? A cataract is like a veil in front of the eye's lens, which limits or affects the how light enters into the eye. In the interior part of the eye, the lens is held inside a membrane or capsule. As soon as aging cells stop functioning, they end up trapped inside the capsule. Eventually, more and more cells die and assemble, which causes the lens to cloud, making vision fuzzy or blurry. For a lot of people, cataracts are a normal part of aging. Additional risk factors for developing a cataract include hypertension, inflammation in the eye, hereditary influences, cigarettes and various eye injuries.

During the early phases of cataract development, more efficient lighting and eyewear may be used to reduce the vision problems you might be having. Eventually, however, cataract surgery might be required to rectify your vision. But, it's comforting to know that more than 90 percent of sufferers who have undergone cataract surgery recover strong sight.

If you are in your fifties and noticing low vision symptoms, book an appointment to discuss cataracts with your optometrist. Cataracts are treatable, and we know you want to see well throughout your golden years.

Great news! 

Our offices are now reopened!

The Doctors & staff of both offices have been working hard to put in place safeguards that will keep our patients and staff, healthy and safe. Not only will we be adhering to strict disinfection protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are a few other temporary protocols that we would like to make you aware of:

The safety of our patients and staff is by far the most important thing on our minds as we reopen, and we apologize in advance for any and all inconveniences that this COVID-19 Pandemic period may have caused you and your family.

If you have any questions email our Peoria Office Manager at peoriaofficemanager@drbrtva.com or our Bloomington Office Manager at bloomingtonofficemanager@drbrtva.com.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

The Doctors & Staff of Peoria Eye Professionals