Cataract FAQ

What is a cataract?

Contrary to popular belief, a cataract is not a type of “film” that forms over the surface of the eye. In reality, a cataract is the result of a natural change occurring inside your eye, a gradual clouding that ca make your vision lees sharp over time.

What causes cataracts?

Although the majority of cataracts develop on their own as a part of the natural aging process, there are certain risk factors that can contribute to cataracts developing earlier, or at an accelerated rate. Trauma to the eye, toxins, exposure to radiation, or certain diseases can accelerate a cataract formation. Heredity can also play a factor in determining when cataracts will begin to form in your lenses.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Cataracts generally develop slowly and painlessly. In fact, you may not even realize that your vision is changing. Still, cataracts are one of the most common causes of visual loss in the Unites States. Symptoms include blurred vision, faded or dull colors, poor night vision, and sensitivity to light. Left untreated, cataracts have the potential to cause a complete loss of vision. Thankfully, treating cataracts now involves a safe, relatively simple surgery that can literally change the way you see the world.

Updated as of: 3/26/2020    3:40pm

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In response to guidance from local, state and federal authorities, Texas Vision & Laser Center is adapting to the rapidly changing environment in numerous ways including modifying clinic hours, procedures and protocols.

In light of this unprecedented situation, where things are changing rapidly and often, we request that you help us keep patients and our staff safe by: 

Communicating directly with our staff (3 days before your appointment - by phone, text or chat), to ensure that we are open and so we can advise you of new check in protocols.  (Please ignore ‘automatic’ appointment reminders from our office until further notice.)

Calling or texting us if you need to reschedule, so we can have our office staffed appropriately.

Calling and rescheduling if: 

  • You have tested positive or presumptive positive for COVID-19.
  • Anyone you have been in contact with has COVID-19 or has tested presumptive positive for it.
  • You know you have been in contact with anyone who was in contact with someone who has or has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.
  • You have been out of the state of Texas in the last 21 days.
  • You have been out of the country in the last 21 days.
  • If you have a cough, fever or any other COVID-19 symptom.

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority and you can expect greatly enhanced protocols for reducing the spread of infection including increased disinfection of our office, equipment, furniture etc., limiting the number of people in our office, screening all who enter for fever and other COVID-like symptoms, ensuring social distance and more.

Texas Vision & Laser Center will continue to monitor the situation and do everything in our power to provide service to all our patients who need it, while following the recommendations and guidelines of authorities and medical best practices.

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