Cataracts

An older woman stares into an eye-examining device. The eye exam is being performed by a blonde eye doctor

What are Cataracts?

A Cataract is a clouding of our natural lens of the eye. Most cataracts are related to aging and are far more common in older people. Just like with a camera, our eyes contain a lens to help you to focus on things whether they are nearby or far away. To work well, the lens must be clear. As we age, the lens of our eye gradually becomes cloudy and forms a cataract.

Does Cataract Surgery Hurt?

Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts typically develop slowly and painlessly over time – in fact, in the early stages, symptoms may be so mild that you may not even realize your vision is changing. However, as the cataracts become more dense, you will eventually experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Painless blurring of vision
  • Sensitivity to glare and light
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions

Cataract Treatment in Jacksonville

Our surgeons have performed more than 35,000 cataract procedures and have a combined 50 years of practice at the Mayo Clinic, University of Florida and more. Florida Eye Specialists offers the very best in experience, safety, and accuracy for our patients.

At Florida Eye Specialists, we are proud to be the first practice in NE Florida to have introduced laser cataract surgery, offering the most advanced technology available at our state-of-the-art surgery center. In the time we have been performing laser-assisted cataract surgery, we have completed over 6,500 cases at our surgery center.

Cataract Consultants

In addition to our cataract physicians, we also provide our patients with a dedicated Cataract Consultant who will explain your treatment options and help you select the best solution for your needs. They will walk with you every step of the way to ensure you always have the resources you need to make the best decisions for your health.