What test are done for cataracts?
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Then, can an optometrist test for cataracts?
Eye cataracts can be diagnosed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist by performing a series of tests, usually included in a comprehensive eye examination. The following tests help doctors diagnose eye cataracts and determine their severity.
Also Know, what happens at a cataract assessment? Before surgery, you'll be referred to a specialist eye doctor for an assessment. During the assessment different measurements will be taken of your eyes and your eyesight. The assessment is an opportunity to discuss anything to do with your operation, including: your lens preference, such as near sight or long sight.
Also asked, what are the first signs of cataracts?
Signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Clouded, blurred or dim vision.
- Increasing difficulty with vision at night.
- Sensitivity to light and glare.
- Need for brighter light for reading and other activities.
- Seeing "halos" around lights.
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription.
- Fading or yellowing of colors.
What is the latest treatment for cataracts?
When your prescription glasses can't clear your vision, the only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery.