Your Watertown Eye Doctor - Claris Eye Care
Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, Dr. Zoellick focuses on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, we will examine your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment.
Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment, visit our Watertown eye doctor regularly for a comprehensive eye exam. We are a full scope practice that provides routine and more expanded disease-related testing.
Cataracts Q&A with Dr. Zoellick
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye. They are common with age, certain medications and medical conditions. Patients usually feel like they are looking through a dirty window, cannot see colors the way they used to or have increased difficulty with glare. Currently, the treatment is surgery to remove the cloudy lens. Stay tuned for medical advances in cataract treatment in the future!
You may have a cataract from birth. Yes. Very rare but you could be born with cataracts or cataracts could be caused from injury or surgery. Some cataracts may have a little dot - congenital cataract that doesn't affect your vision and you won't even notice. The doctor may see it on exam.
No! Waiting for cataracts to get "ripe" refers to an outdated surgical technique. Today, we recommend cataract removal when your quality of vision interferes with your quality of life. It is possible to have 20/20 vision, yet be so disabled by glare from headlights or sunlight, that cataract surgery may be the right treatment. We will monitor your cataract progression and help you decide the proper timing of cataract surgery.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight. We accept a wide range of insurance plans.
Please call our office at: 920-228-8311 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.