Cataracts Aren’t Preventable, But They Are Treatable!
Removing a cataract requires surgery, but you don’t always need it right away. Our industry-leading doctors can spot cataracts during a thorough eye exam and will suggest non-surgical cataract management options to keep you seeing clearly in the short term. When surgery becomes necessary, we will refer you to a trusted specialist and support you with pre- and post-operative care throughout the entire process.
What are Cataracts?
It’s common for your vision to worsen as you age, and one of the most common reasons is because of cataracts. With a cataract, your vision becomes blurry when the lens of your eye starts clouding, which prevents light from properly passing into your eye. This condition worsens over time and can result in vision loss or blindness if left untreated. The only way to restore your vision fully is to replace your clouded natural lens with an artificial lens during surgery.
When cataracts start to develop, you may not notice any obvious changes to your vision at first. As the condition progresses, you may begin to experience blurry vision, difficulty seeing in low light, haloed lights, colors fading, and double vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to talk to an eye doctor so you can start managing your condition to protect your eye health and overall well-being.
Cataracts can affect anyone, regardless of age, but they become more common as you get older. Certain habits, like smoking and drinking too much alcohol, and health issues like diabetes can also increase the chances of developing cataracts. A family history of cataracts may also increase your risk.
Our Advanced Tech Means Early Cataracts Diagnosis
A cataract can make it difficult, if not impossible, to perform daily tasks — but early detection and treatment can get you back to leading a full, productive life! During an eye exam with one of our knowledgeable doctors, we’ll use advanced diagnostics to check for signs of common eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more. The high-level precision of our tools combined with our practice’s vast experience and expertise allows us to identify the white or cloudy film that forms in your eye as the cataract starts to develop, meaning we can get ahead of it before it progresses further!
Your Trusted Eye Care & Vision Partners
At Maine Optometry, we strive for nothing short of the best in optometry with the latest technology and procedures. From childhood to retirement, our experienced doctors go beyond offering the basics of specialized exams and eye disease management to keep you covered. If you have a cataract, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from identifying the condition to co-managing your cataract care with a local surgeon. Schedule an appointment with your trusted eye care partners at one of our seven locations to begin your journey to clear vision and healthy eyes!
March 9, 2023
Great experience from start to finish! Everyone is very friendly and cheerful. Dr. Hamilton spends as much time as you need with him, and he's very personable!
March 8, 2023
Friendly, efficient, and thorough. An all-around good experience!
March 8, 2023
I highly recommend them if you need your eyes checked and prescription reviewed. Office is clean, people are nice. The appointment was on time and went well, my prescription was re-evaluated, and I think they zeroed in correcting my prescription better than anyone else ever has, that was very important, and I feel great with the current prescription given to me. They have very nice eyeglasses, types I have purchased before from other places, but I found their prices to be high for the frames I chose and had them price, so I didn't buy any eyeglasses there because of the price.
February 24, 2023
My little grandson and I were wrestling as he loves to do and my glasses got the worst of it. I thought the Oakley frames were probably beyond repair and they were not new frames. Unfortunately I was right about the frames. I was very pleased and surprised when they said they would replace the frames and even adjust the prescription slightly in the lenses. Dr Todd Hamilton at the Standish Office definitely went above and beyond to take great care of me and it is very much appreciated!
February 10, 2023
I have been going to see Dr. Hamilton at the Standish location for a few years and have always had a great experience! The atmosphere is always good and all of the staff treats everyone respectfully. They even took the time to explain my eyeglass prescription so I could price out glasses online and didn’t give me or my husband a hard time about not getting both of our glasses through them. Excellent service all the way around!
February 2, 2023
All employees are "excellent" in the Standish office! very happy!