NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- What You Need to Know About Cataracts Age isn't the only risk factor
Cataracts cannot be prevented, but you can lower your risk. Wearing UV-blocking sunglasses and brimmed hats when outside can help. Several studies suggest that eating more vitamin C-rich foods may delay how fast cataracts form. Also, avoid smoking cigarettes, which have been shown to increase the risk of cataract development.
Cataract surgery may help improve more than just your vision. During the procedure, the natural clouded lens is replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens, or IOL, which should improve your vision significantly. Patients have a variety of lenses to choose from, each with different benefits. Lens implants today can correct a full range of vision and help you see clearly in the distance, at arm's length and at near, without being dependent on eyeglasses. While this is great for many patients, studies have shown that cataract surgery can improve quality of life and reduce the risk of falling which is a potentially serious risk and problem for seniors. If you think a cataract is possibly interfering with your ability to see well, you should schedule an eye exam and alert your eye doctor.
Since cataract surgery is considered a medically necessary procedure, the cost of cataract surgery is largely covered by private insurance or Medicare, the latter of which covers most seniors. "We are fortunate to be a credentialed provider for a large number of private or commercial plans including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Oxford and United Healthcare which are quite popular in greater Norwalk. In fact we can accept almost all insurances available to Connecticut patients for cataract surgery. Patients just need to call and we can tell them all about their coverage," shared Dorothy Figueroa, Practice Administrator at Doctor & Associates.
If you or someone you know is experiencing cataract symptoms such as cloudy foggy vision, glare or difficult night driving and would like to learn more about cataract surgery & lens implants or insurance coverage for cataract surgery please call Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County, Google+ or https://www.facebook.com/doctorandassociates/ to schedule an appointment.
Doctor & Associates offices are located at148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897.
For additional information, contact: Dorothy Figueroa, Doctor & Associates, 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851, dfigueroa(at)drdrgroup.com, 203-227-4113.
SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
SOURCE Doctor & Associates
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