Pueblo Montebello Office
(Northside Office)

27 Montebello Road
Pueblo, CO 81001

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.)
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Sat.)

How To Reach Us:
Phone: (719) 545-1530
Toll Free: 1-800-934-3937
Fax: (719) 545-2899

Administrator - David Aldag
Assistant Administrator -
Bernadette Ellingwood
Patient Accounts Manager -
Jan Sheets
Optical Manager -
Jim Masser

Contact Info.
Thursday, 14 December 2017
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Cataract Symptoms

The most common symptoms of a cataract are:

Cloudy or blurry vision.
Colors seem faded.
Glare. Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright. A halo may appear around lights.
Double vision or multiple images in one eye. (This symptom may clear as the cataract gets larger.)
Poor night vision.
Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses. These
   symptoms also can be a sign of other eye problems. If you have any of these symptoms, check with your eye care professional.

 

Normal Vision: A picture as viewed from a person with normal visionNormal Vision: A picture as viewed from a person with normal vision Cataract Vision: The same picture viewed by a person with cataracts Cataract Vision: The same picture viewed by a person with cataracts

 

 Do I need to have my cataracts removed?

A change in glasses or the use of sunglasses may restore good vision. Eventually, the cataracts tend to get worse and must be removed to allow clear vision. The cataract is replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL), also called an implant, and is made of plastic, silicone or acrylic. Most of the time the only reason to remove the cataract is to improve your vision - so if your vision is adequate to do everything you need to do - then no, you don't need your cataract removed. As we age, many of us have some degree of cataract formation that is not bad enough to affect the vision.

 

 

 

Credits

Information found on this website was obtained, in part, from the following sites:


American Academy
of Opthalmology


American Optometric 
Association

American Society of Opthalmic Plastic 
& Reconstructive Surgery

National Eye 
Institute