Eye care specialists close to home

Patients can now receive comprehensive eye care right in Greenville.

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If you experience cloudy or double vision, you may be suffering from cataracts. HSHS Holy Family Hospital offers eye care, including cataract surgery close to home.

Call 618-690-3411 to set an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery.

Cataract symptoms

Cataracts can cause very mild symptoms at first but as they grow, they can cause changes in your vision. Some things you could experience are:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision.
  • Colors looking faded.
  • You can’t see well at night.
  • Lamps, sunlight or headlights seem too bright.
  • You see a halo around lights.
  • Double vision (which can go away as the cataract gets larger).
  • You often have to change the prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.

Cataract treatment

Early on, slight changes can be made to manage cataracts, such as using brighter lights at home or work; wearing anti-glare sunglasses; updating your eyeglasses or contact lenses prescription; or using magnifying lenses for reading and other activities. However, if your cataracts are getting in the way of your everyday activities like reading, driving or watching TV, your eye doctor may suggest surgery. During cataract surgery, the doctor removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a new, artificial lens (also called an intraocular lens, or IOL).

Why travel when you can stay close to home? Choose HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville to keep your vision clear. Call 618-690-3411 for an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery.