Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens of the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. As the lens becomes cloudier, vision becomes blurry and distorted. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. Common risk factors for developing a cataract are including, aging, medications, eye trauma and surgeries, smoking, and unprotected excessive sunlight exposure.

Most people will have a slight cataract in one or both eyes by age 60. Most cataracts progress slowly over 5-15 years. An annual eye exam is recommended for people over age 60 to measure eyesight and evaluate overall eye health.

If you have questions regarding cataracts, call our office or ask Drs. Bogan or Curts at your next appointment.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Vision loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing through and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. The most common cause for cataracts is biological aging and over-exposure to ultraviolet light. Seeing through a cataract is similar to looking through a foggy window. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. While there is no guaranteed way to avoid cataracts, wearing eyewear and sunwear that block 100% UVA and UVB rays can slow the onset as well as decrease the exposure to direct sunlight. Cataracts do not need to interfere with your lifestyle. If you’re concerned that you may be suffering from a cataract, call our office today to schedule an eye health evaluation.

We at Bogan Eyecare Center look forward to providing the quality of care and service you have come to expect from us. We will be opening for routine care Monday, May 4, 2020.  Our priority is the health and safety of our patients and our staff.  In line with the CDC recommendations, effective immediately we ask the following:

  • We will continue to minimize the number of people in our office and will be spacing our schedule more than usual. All visits will need to be by appointment only.
  • Please call or text (317-852-4751) us to schedule frame adjustments, repairs, any type of product pick-up, and examinations of any type.
  • Paperwork will need to be filled out before arrival and emailed, if possible, to eyedocs@boganeyecare.com. If you are unable to fill out forms with a form filler or print them, we will mail forms to you for completion before your arrival.
  • Please check your temperature before your appointment, anything above 99.5, or symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or similar we ask you to call and reschedule.
  • Please wear a mask to your appointment. Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • As you arrive for your appointment please text or call us at 317-852-4751. Please remain in your vehicle. We will be greeting you at the door when we are ready for your appointment.
  • Please do not bring others with you to your appointment. If a child needs accompanied by a parent or guardian, we will only allow that person in the office with the child. Anyone needing assistance of a caretaker may also accompany a patient into the office. We will request any additional companions remain in their vehicle for the duration of the appointment.
  • Curbside pick-up will continue when possible. We also can direct ship most contact lens orders.
  • As we will be operating with a reduced staff to reduce the number of people in our office, we will now be closed for lunch each day.
  • Dr. Curts will continue to be available for telehealth consultations as needed. Please call our office for assistance with this.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. We truly appreciate your business with us and the ability to serve your eyecare needs!