Medical Optometry America Helps You Monitor & Manage Your Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions in the world. Most people will eventually experience some cataract formation with age. However, cataracts do not need to keep you from living your life.

Medical Optometry America doctors work with you to accommodate your changing visual needs. We can keep your visual performance at the highest level possible, either by changing your prescription or exploring your candidacy for cataract surgery when lens correction is no longer effective.

With the development of new intraocular lens technologies for cataract surgery, it is critical to stay informed about the best potential choices for your rehabilitation. Your Medical Optometry America clinician will help you understand your options so you can select the best surgeon for your needs.

Request an Appointment

Understanding Cataracts

Your eye’s natural crystalline lens is composed of evenly spaced proteins that allow light to pass through them easily. As you age, these proteins restructure and start to cluster closer together at the front of the lens. This process makes it more difficult for light to pass through, creating a cloudy haze over your vision.

When the proteins restructure like this, it is called a cataract. Any discoloration, haziness, or opacification of your natural lens is considered a cataract.

Cataract Evaluation & Co-Management

Will I Get Cataracts?

Most people will develop cataracts eventually, and most people over 40 already have at least some cataract development.

Certain genetic, health, and lifestyle factors can put you at risk for developing cataracts earlier in life. For example, diabetes, obesity, smoking, excessive sunlight exposure, high blood pressure, and previous eye injuries can all contribute to cataract development.

Cataracts & Surgical Co-Management

During the early stages of cataract development, your optometrist will most likely increase your eyewear prescription to help keep your cataracts from impacting your lifestyle. However, once cataracts begin to significantly obscure your vision, we normally recommend surgery to remove them. Cataract surgery is typically performed in an outpatient setting and the patient returns home after the procedure.

The operation begins by making a small incision in the side of the cornea. Then, using either a laser or an ultrasonic device, the ophthalmologist gently removes the affected lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. The IOL functions the same way your natural lens does, and provides excellent postoperative visual performance in almost all cases.

Significant advances in IOL technology over the last decade now give you the ability to select one of several IOLs to meet your individual visual needs. Medical Optometry America optometrists work together with clinical leaders in ophthalmology and will carefully guide you through this process to promote the best possible outcome.

Our patients typically report nearly full visual clarity after recovering from cataract surgery. You may or may not need glasses after cataract surgery depending on the type of IOL you select.

“Visiting your optometrist regularly allows us to optimize your vision, even as it continues to change due to cataracts. We can make day-to-day life a little bit easier for you. Cataracts typically develop slowly, so without a regular eye physical, your vision may already be impaired before you realize that something is wrong.”

Symptoms of Cataracts

Symptoms of cataracts can include:

  • Glare or halos around lights
  • Significant difficulties with night vision
  • Frequent need for a stronger prescription
  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Dull or yellowed color vision

Medical Optometry America Recommended Treatments

  • Ongoing monitoring and management
  • Adjusted prescriptions
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Cataract surgery

Horsham, PA

303 Horsham Rd, Suite G (Top Floor, Entrance next to Mathnasium) Horsham, PA 19044

Phone: 267-965-2599

Fax: 267.965.2598

Contact Us Learn More About Location

Newtown Square, PA

3475 West Chester Pike, Suite 100 Newtown Square, PA 19073

Phone: 610-422-7999

Fax: 610.422.7988

Contact Us Learn More About Location

Shrewsbury, PA

781 Far Hills Drive Suite 100 New Freedom, PA 17349

Phone: 717-759-5929

Fax: 717.563.0348

Contact Us Learn More About Location

Our Testimonials

Our Blog

Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

Eye Conditions & Diseases

Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

Eye Conditions & Diseases

Are you more at risk for glaucoma than you realize? Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. Most surprisingly, of the estimated three million Americans who suffer from Glaucoma, more than 50% are not even aware they have it!Despite a lack of noticeable symptoms, there are several important risk […]

Read More… from Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

January 11, 2023
0
Medical Optometry America

Are you more at risk for glaucoma than you realize? Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. Most surprisingly, of the estimated three million Americans who suffer from Glaucoma, more than 50% are not even aware they have it! Despite a lack of noticeable symptoms, there are several important […]

Read More… from Family History, Ethnic Background and Age All Drive Increased Glaucoma Risk

Powerful Relief for Dry Eye and Other Ocular Surface Conditions

Dry EyeEye Conditions & Diseases

Powerful Relief for Dry Eye and Other Ocular Surface Conditions

Dry EyeEye Conditions & Diseases

Many people suffer from chronic, recurrent eye pain and blurry vision caused by advanced Dry Eye Disease and other ocular surface conditions that cause inflammation. In many instances, treatments such as drops, ointments, and prescription drugs provide temporary relief, but fail to provide lasting, long-term recovery patients need. One leading-edge treatment option for these patients […]

Read More… from Powerful Relief for Dry Eye and Other Ocular Surface Conditions

December 20, 2022
0
Medical Optometry America

Many people suffer from chronic, recurrent eye pain and blurry vision caused by advanced Dry Eye Disease and other ocular surface conditions that cause inflammation. In many instances, treatments such as drops, ointments, and prescription drugs provide temporary relief, but fail to provide lasting, long-term recovery patients need. One leading-edge treatment option for these patients […]

Read More… from Powerful Relief for Dry Eye and Other Ocular Surface Conditions

Dr. Leslie O’Dell Honored with National Award

Medical Optometry America in the NewsNewsOptometry Business

Dr. Leslie O’Dell Honored with National Award

Medical Optometry America in the NewsNewsOptometry Business

Dr. O’Dell recognized with Theia Award from Women in Optometry in the Innovation Category for her pioneering work in medical Optometry Each year, national publication Women in Optometry selects female leaders in the eye care field to honor with its Theia Awards. This year, Dr. Leslie O’Dell, FAAO, Medical Director for MOA – Shrewsbury was […]

Read More… from Dr. Leslie O’Dell Honored with National Award

December 9, 2022
0
Medical Optometry America

Dr. O’Dell recognized with Theia Award from Women in Optometry in the Innovation Category for her pioneering work in medical Optometry Each year, national publication Women in Optometry selects female leaders in the eye care field to honor with its Theia Awards. This year, Dr. Leslie O’Dell, FAAO, Medical Director for MOA – Shrewsbury was […]

Read More… from Dr. Leslie O’Dell Honored with National Award

Follow Us

instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax