Cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, are the clouding of the eye lens. It often occurs in older patients. The first symptoms are nighttime glare, halos, dulled colors, and cloudy vision. While the most important factor in cataract formation is age—smoking, diabetes and excessive sunlight are also causes. From age 60 onward, a comprehensive dilated eye exam is recommended every two years or more often for patients with other medical problems or eye diseases.
Cataracts are removed surgically and replaced with an artificial lens, restoring your vision. Athens Eye Associates offers the latest technology. During the exam, we will discuss your individual needs and select the best lens for your lifestyle. We also offer weekly clinics to answer your questions.
In addition to the weekly clinics, Drs. Jacobs and Dr. Gadlin perform our clear cornea surgery at the Surgery Center of Athens, St. Mary’s Hospital and Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. Financial options are also discussed when considering Premium Lens Implants. We offer financing through Care Credit, which makes all options affordable on any budget. For more information they can be reached at (800) 677-0718.