How Cataracts Affect Your Vision

Serving Poughkeepsie, Yorktown and Nearby Areas of the Hudson Valley

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One of the major issues with your vision as you age is the buildup of cataracts in your eyes. Cataracts often start building up when you are in your 40s or 50s, but they do not start to affect your vision until much later. At the offices of Seeta Eye Center, which has locations in Poughkeepsie, Yorktown, and Carmel, we can check your eyes for cataracts and recommend treatment options.

Cataract services offered by Seeta Eye Center include:

As we age, the tissues in our bodies change. This change is obvious and easy to observe in some places - for example, we notice our skin losing its elasticity or our hair changing color - but in other places, the change is more subtle. The lens of our eye is one of these tissues, gradually becoming thicker and less flexible as you age.

Tissues in the eye begin to break down with age, forming clumps of protein that gradually build up on the lens of the eye. If these clusters are small, they are unlikely to affect vision. Once they become big enough, however, they will interrupt the flow of light through the lens and into the cornea, making your vision clouded or blurry, and possibly sensitive to bright lights. This is the first visible sign of cataracts, and is often accompanied by rapid vision loss.

If you have started to experience any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with Seeta Eye Centers right away. Our experienced and professional ophthalmologists can check your eyes for cataracts and recommend options for treatment.

To make an appointment with Seeta Eye Centers, give us a call at 845-454-1025 . We serve patients in Carmel, Yorktown, Highland, Poughkeepsie, and surrounding areas.