At Slingsby & Huot Eye Care Associates in Rapid City, SD, we're here to help you keep your eyes as healthy as possible for years to come. If you're concerned about cataracts, we welcome you to come in for a screening. If we find that you have cataracts, no worries--we'll work with you to go over treatment options so you can get back to focusing on the things that matter most.
What Are Cataracts?
Normally, the lens of the eye is clear. When a cataract forms, the lens of the eye can appear cloudy. For many people, vision through a cataract is much like looking through a foggy window. While you may be able to make out some shapes and objects through a cataract, it can be tough to see well, especially at night.
Some cataracts are obvious, but others are harder to spot. For most people, cataracts get worse over time. If you're experiencing trouble seeing that seems to be getting worse, or if you're concerned that your eyes appear cloudy, it may be a good idea to schedule a screening for cataracts.
In addition to a blurry appearance in the eyes, symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Seeing halos around lights
- Double vision in one eye
- Regular changes in contact or eyeglass prescription
- Increasing need for light in order to read
- Trouble seeing at night
If you notice any of these symptoms, make an appointment with an eye doctor on our ophthalmology team.
What Is a Cataract Screening?
A cataract screening is simple and can be performed during a standard eye appointment. An eye doctor on our team will examine your eyes and then will perform tests to determine whether cataracts are present.
We might perform a visual acuity test, the same test that you normally take to see if your prescription has changed. We might also use different types of equipment to detect the presence of cataracts on your eye and then prescribe treatment when appropriate.
Get Cataracts Surgery and Other Types of Eye Surgery from Our Ophthalmology Team
At Slingsby & Huot Eye Care Associates, we offer outreach clinics in Rapid City, Pierre, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, and Chadron. Whether you're searching for an eye surgery center, a cataracts surgery center, or simply need a cataracts screening, we're here to help. Reach out to us today to schedule your first appointment. Call us at (605) 719-9499 for our clinic in Rapid City, SD.