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How are cataracts diagnosed?

Cataracts are the term for the clouding of the lens of your eye. It's a bit like looking through a fogged up window for those who experience them. Most cataracts develop slowly and aren't immediately noticeable. Routine eye exams can detect cataracts in the early stages. Visit Northport Vision Center LLC located in Northport, AL today for your routine eye check.

Cataracts are relatively simple to diagnose by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist during a routine eye examination. Dr. Riley Austin is qualified to screen for and diagnose cataracts.

How are cataracts treated?

Unfortunately, the only treatment is surgical removal of the lens. An artificial lens will be placed when the cataract is removed.


It has become a common practice, with over 2 million surgeries performed in the U.S. every year. Cataract surgery is extremely safe and effective, improving the vision of most patients.

What are the symptoms?

• Cloudy vision that is not corrected

   with glasses

• Colors appear faded and washed out

• Sensitivity to light or halos around light

• Frequent changes in eyeglass


Most insurance plans accepted, including Medicaid and Medicare!