At What Age Should I Get Cataract Surgery?

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

There is no right or wrong age for cataract surgery. If you are concerned about your vision, we encourage you to call our experienced eye care staff at 251-341-3385. In the vast majority of cases, cataracts do not begin affecting vision until a person is in their 60s or older, but oftentimes the cataracts begin forming in a person's 40s or 50s. With today's modern technology, cataract surgery is highly effective. Some people are seeking out treatment in their younger years because they want to maintain their vision for as long as possible, and to treat problems in their early stages.

Cataract surgery procedure in Mobile AL

Of course, the only way to know for sure if you have cataracts is to schedule an assessment with an experienced ophthalmologist like Dr. Walton. In the meantime, here are some of the most common symptoms of cataracts:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Fading of colors
  • Poor night vision
  • Halos around lights at night
  • Double vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light

During laser cataract surgery, laser energy breaks apart the clouded lens, which is then removed. A premium intraocular lens is implanted in its place. These IOLs, as they are called, provide outstandingly clear vision. Cataract surgery today is painless and has a very high success rate.

Concerned you may have cataracts? Call the practice of Dr. Christopher Walton at 251-341-3385 to schedule a vision assessment. We proudly serve patients from Mobile, AL, and all of the surrounding areas.