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June is Cataract Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading knowledge about cataracts and the advancements in cataract surgery that are transforming lives. At Newsom Eye, we are passionate about providing our patients with the highest quality care and the latest in eye health technology. This month, we focus on raising awareness about cataracts and highlighting one of the most innovative solutions available today—the Light Adjustable Lens.

Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide. They occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to a decrease in vision quality. This cloudiness is typically a result of aging, but other factors such as diabetes, smoking, and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light can accelerate the development of cataracts.

Symptoms of Cataracts:

  • Blurred or cloudy vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
  • Fading or yellowing of colors

If left untreated, cataracts can significantly impair vision, making everyday activities like reading, driving, and recognizing faces challenging. However, the good news is that cataract surgery is a highly effective procedure that can restore clear vision.

Advancements in Cataract Surgery: The Light Adjustable Lens

One of the most groundbreaking advancements in cataract surgery is the introduction of the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). Newsom Eye is proud to be one of the top implant leaders in the world for LAL technology! This innovative intraocular lens allows for post-surgery adjustments to fine-tune vision, providing patients with a level of customization that was previously unattainable.

How the Light Adjustable Lens Works:

  1. Surgery: The cataract is removed, and the Light Adjustable Lens is implanted into the eye.
  2. Healing Period: The eye is allowed to heal, and initial vision improvements are observed.
  3. Customization: Using a special light delivery device, the lens is adjusted to refine the patient’s vision. These adjustments are done in-office and are completely non-invasive.
  4. Lock-In: Once the desired vision is achieved, the adjustments are locked in, ensuring long-lasting visual clarity.

Benefits of the Light Adjustable Lens:

  • Precision: The ability to adjust the lens post-surgery allows for precise vision correction tailored to the patient’s needs.
  • Personalization: Each adjustment session is customized, offering patients a unique opportunity to achieve their optimal vision.
  • Convenience: The adjustment process is simple and non-invasive, requiring only a few office visits.

At Newsom Eye, we are proud to offer the Light Adjustable Lens as part of our comprehensive cataract surgery services. Our experienced surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities ensure that our patients receive the best possible care and outcomes.

Raising Awareness and Promoting Eye Health

Cataract Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity to emphasize the importance of regular eye exams, especially for those over the age of 60. Early detection and treatment of cataracts can prevent significant vision loss and improve quality of life.

Tips for Maintaining Eye Health:

  • Schedule regular eye exams
  • Wear sunglasses to protect against UV rays
  • Maintain a healthy diet rich in antioxidants
  • Avoid smoking
  • Manage health conditions such as diabetes

At Newsom Eye, we are dedicated to educating our community about eye health and providing cutting-edge solutions for vision care. If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of cataracts or have questions about cataract surgery and the Light Adjustable Lens, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our expert team.

Contact Us

For more information or to book an appointment, visit Newsom Eye or call us at 813-908-2020. Remember, you deserve Newsom Eyes!

Let’s work together this Cataract Awareness Month to spread knowledge, support those affected, and celebrate the advancements that are helping people see the world more clearly every day.

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