Vision problems involve a number of conditions, including astigmatism, myopia, and diplopia. Diabetics need to be aware of the potential for developing glaucoma if they don’t take good care of themselves. Older people need to be aware of cataracts.
Cataracts are caused by cloudy lenses of the eye. Cataracts are often diagnosed between 65 and 74 years of age. Did you know that one of every two people over 75 years old are diagnosed with cataracts? That’s a lot of people who don’t see well who could through a basic, quick surgical procedure.
Here are the most common symptoms of cataracts:
- Blurred vision
- Excess glare
- Halos around objects
- Double vision
- Yellowish tint
- Less vibrant colors
- Increasing inability to distinguish between light and dark
Cataract surgery and cataract surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, with patients going home the same day. Cataract procedures can:
- Improve vision
- Decrease glare
- Improve peripheral vision and depth perception
- Improve blurred vision
- Increase independence
Cataract surgery in the U.S. costs $3,000 to $8,000. Costs depend on your location, severity of the cataract, removal procedure used and choice of lens replacements. Cataract surgery in Mexico may save travelers up to 25% on costs incurred in the U.S. The TRSC International LASIK Center in Bangkok, Thailand, offers a cataract surgery package that offers travelers the ultimate in vacation opportunities with the money saving option of choosing the unilateral cataract surgery procedure abroad.