A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye that most often occurs with age. Not everyone will develop cataracts, but more than 22 million Americans over the age of 40 are currently experiencing this eye disease. It is estimated that this number will increase to 30 million within the next five years.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Cloudy, blurry, or dim vision
  • Halos and glare around light
  • Increased nighttime vision difficulties
  • Fading color intensity
  • Double vision in a single eye

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call the NEPA eye doctors of Northeastern Eye Institute at 800-334-2233 to schedule a cataract evaluation today.

Treating Cataracts

Cataracts cannot be treated, they can only be removed. Once removed, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens that is impervious to future clouding. The advanced IOLs offered by our NEPA ophthalmologists are able to address refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as well, allowing us to remove your cataract and help produce crystal clear vision for a lifetime.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts in Scranton or surrounding areas, please contact the Northeastern Eye Institute to schedule an examination today. We have 15 Northeastern Pennsylvania locations to better serves men and women living throughout our region.