Cataracts

Cataracts

Restoring Your Vision

When You Have Cataracts

What Are Cataracts?
How Are They Diagnosed?
How Are They Treated?

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RealEyes Optical
in Great Neck

Are you having difficulty focusing your vision, whether objects are close by or far away? Is your vision cloudy, particularly at night? You may have developed cataracts in one or both eyes. You’re not alone—statistics indicate that about 15-20% of all people over the age of 40 have some loss of vision because of cataracts.

Cataracts

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You’re Like Our extended family

There’s good news, though. In the early stages of a cataract, the right corrective lenses and brighter lights can help. In more severe cases, there’s a simple procedure, often completed in less than 15 minutes, which can typically restore your vision fully. RealEyes Optical can help.

At RealEyes Optical, in Great Neck, we take a different approach to your vision. We consider everyone who comes through our door a member of our extended family. Many first-time visitors say it feels like coming into our living room. You’ll immediately relax, as we take the time to get to know you and learn your concerns. We have an experienced optometrist on staff to examine your eyes and identify any potential vision problems. We also offer an extensive selection of luxury brands, so that you can find the ideal frame to fit both you and your personal style.

For the RealEyes Optical experience, call us at 516-488-4434, contact us by email, or stop by our warm and inviting store in Great Neck.

At RealEyes Optical

You’re Like Our extended family

There’s good news, though. In the early stages of a cataract, the right corrective lenses and brighter lights can help. In more severe cases, there’s a simple procedure, often completed in less than 15 minutes, which can typically restore your vision fully. RealEyes Optical can help.

At RealEyes Optical, in Great Neck, we take a different approach to your vision. We consider everyone who comes through our door a member of our extended family. Many first-time visitors say it feels like coming into our living room. You’ll immediately relax, as we take the time to get to know you and learn your concerns. We have an experienced optometrist on staff to examine your eyes and identify any potential vision problems. We also offer an extensive selection of luxury brands, so that you can find the ideal frame to fit both you and your personal style.

For the RealEyes Optical experience, call us at 516-488-4434, contact us by email, or stop by our warm and inviting store in Great Neck.

Cataracts FAQs

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are bits of fiber and protein inside your eyes that block some of the light passing through your lens.

What Causes a Cataract?
As you get older, the natural lenses in your eyes lose some of their flexibility and transparency and become thicker. Certain fibers and protein within your lenses start to break down and become unattached. They remain in your eyes, though, clumping and interfering with the passage of light, resulting in haziness or loss of focus.

Though cataracts are most commonly associated with aging, there are a number of other behaviors that have been clinically tied to increased risk of cataracts:

  • Too much exposure to sunlight
  • Excessive alcohol or tobacco use
  • Prolonged use of corticosteroid medication
  • Hypertension
  • Eye injury
What Are the Symptoms of a Cataract?
There are a number of changes in your vision that may be signs of a cataract:

  • Multiple vision—Road signs, roadside attractions or other objects
  • Loss of distance vision
  • More difficulty driving at night
  • Oversensitivity to light, or glare/halos in harsh sunlight
  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Increased nearsightedness/myopia
  • Distorted vision in either eye
What Are the Potential Consequences of an Untreated Cataract?

As your cataracts develop, your vision will become more blurred, and you may reach a point where you can only make out the general forms of objects around you.

How Are Cataracts Diagnosed?

An eye doctor can determine the presence of cataracts with an eye exam, particularly one that includes a retinal exam. The standard visual acuity test (the chart on the wall with rows of letters) is a common tool to diagnose cataracts.

How Are Cataracts Treated?

Corrective lenses or contacts can take care of minor vision changes caused by cataracts, and brighter lights can help, too. You may require surgery, though, to fully restore your vision. In that procedure, which takes about a quarter of an hour, the natural lens in your eye is surgically removed and replaced with a plastic lens.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment

of Conditions Affecting Your Eyes

Nearsightedness
Glaucoma
Farsightedness
Presbyopia
Astigmatism
Dry-eyes
Cataracts
Conjunctivitis
Click on the boxes above to learn more about these eye afflictions—what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, and how you can recognize the early warning signs.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Cataracts

Become a part of the RealEyes Optical family. Call us at (516) 488-4434, send us an email or stop by our store in Great Neck.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Cataracts

Become a part of the RealEyes Optical family. Call us at (516) 488-4434, send us an email or stop by our store in Great Neck.

Get in Touch Today

RealEyes Optical

A Luxury Experience for Your Eyes

Serving Manhattan and All of Long Island

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Real Eyes Optical

Address: 218 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

 Tues–Fri   10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–1PM

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Get in Touch Today

RealEyes Optical

A Luxury Experience for Your Eyes

Serving Manhattan and All of Long Island

12 + 13 =

Real Eyes Optical

Address: 218 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

 Tues–Fri   Opens 10AM      Closes 6PM
Saturday   Opens 10AM      Closes 1PM

Service options: In-store shopping ·
Curbside pickup · Delivery