Your vision is a key component of a truly independent life. So, when residents of Wichita, KS, have cataracts, it really is something to get checked out and deal with correctly. Fortunately, cataracts are no longer the devastating eye condition they used to be. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is getting some type of cataract surgery done to clear up their visual field. In fact, the procedure is reasonably safe and rarely leads to any serious visual complications. So, here are some reasons why you should consider cataract surgery at the Wichita Vision Institute to get rid of your cataracts. Call us today to find out more information!
Even among the elderly population, the need to work longer and longer into old age is a must for many families. Cataracts significantly impact your ability to do many jobs. In fact, your ability to get a job with a visual impairment like cataracts is severely diminished, since visually impaired and blind people have an extremely high unemployment rate. With your vision cleared up by cataract surgery, you will be able to see to do your job efficiently and faster than with a visual impairment.
With the onset of cataracts, you might find yourself to become more accident prone. It is an inevitable result of not being accustomed to not seeing what you are actually doing. Cuts, bruises, and even falls are more common because of cataracts; hence, it is easier for people to function without a lot of accidents when they can see what they are doing.
When you have cataracts, your vision will become more blurry over time. As a consequence, this can result in restrictions on your license, or even the loss of the ability to drive altogether. Cataract surgery can help to significantly restore your driving ability. With your vision corrected, you will not only be able to see to drive again, but other drivers will be safer as a result of your cataract surgery.
Being able to see clearly after cataract surgery will provide you with far more social opportunities than visually impaired individuals typically experience. Being free of cataracts will make it possible for you to engage in nonverbal signals inherent in the everyday use of body language between individuals.
You may not realize it, but having cataract surgery has been shown to reduce mortality rates by 40% after surgery. It only makes sense that when you can see, you are less likely to walk in harm’s way. This means you will be able to cross streets and engage in other highly visual activities without running the risk of getting hurt. It also means you will have the tendency to be more mobile than someone whose vision is impaired by cataracts and cannot see where they are going. Increased mobility is important for maintaining your health well into old age. So, cataract surgery will help make this possible too.
In essence, clear vision is too great of an asset to give up to a life obscured by cataracts that will eventually rob you of your vision if you do nothing at all to prevent that from happening. So contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel at the Wichita Vision Institute, proudly serving the Wichita, KS, community.