7 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

Seven Signs Of Cataracts

Concerned that you might have cataracts? Check out these seven signs that the condition is affecting your eyes.

Fading Of Colors

Notice that colors aren’t as vibrant as they used to be? You likely have an eye problem clouding your vision.

Increased Need For Light

While many people need brighter lights to read with age, this can also be a sign of cataracts. If you notice that the lights never quite seem bright enough for you to see clearly, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with ophthalmology professional.


Does glancing at a lamp make you feel like you’re staring at the sun? If you’re experiencing sensitivity to light, your eyes may have developed cataracts.

Trouble Seeing At Night

If driving at night is becoming a problem for you, there’s a good chance that something is going on with your vision. Cataracts make it harder for light to enter the eye, which can make it hard to focus in low light conditions.

Cloudy Vision

Do you find that no matter how much you rub your eyes, your field of vision is still cloudy? This is a sign that there’s an issue happening within the lens of your eye.

Double Vision

If you’re experiencing double vision in just one eye, there’s a good chance you’re dealing with cataracts.

Seeing Halos Around Lights

When you look at a light, does it seem to have a less bright ring surrounding it? This is a sign that your eye’s lens is struggling to send light to your retina.

Call Our Eye Care Center In Hialeah and Weston

If you think you might have cataracts, or you need an eye exam, tips on fireworks safety and eye care, or simply need a new prescription for vision correction, Vision Care & Surgery Associates in Hialeah and Weston is here to help. Call our office at (305) 835-7588 (Hialeah) or (954) 945-5570 (Weston) today.

Early Signs of Glaucoma

Early Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that affects the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, which is why early detection is important. At Vision Care & Surgery Associates, serving Hialeah and Weston, our ophthalmology team provides comprehensive eye care, including glaucoma treatment, for patients of all ages. Here is a look at some of the early signs of glaucoma.

Symptoms of glaucoma

It is easy for glaucoma to go undetected until the disease has progressed because many people with the disease do not experience pain or other early warning signs. However, you need to have your eyes checked for the possibility of glaucoma if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Halos around lights. Do you notice bright circles around lights or do you experience blurriness, such as when you have smudged glasses? This may not be a natural part of aging but the progression of glaucoma, which requires treatment.
  • Loss of peripheral vision. The loss of peripheral vision is usually the first aspect of vision to be affected by glaucoma. However, impairment of the peripheral vision due to glaucoma often occurs gradually, but this vision damage cannot be reversed.
  • Eye pressure or pain. If you have a sudden headache or sharp pain in your eyes, this may be a sign of glaucoma. Eye pressure may not be a sign of glaucoma, but it is a risk factor. Elevated eye pressure that leads to glaucoma and goes untreated can damage the optic nerve and cause vision impairment and even blindness.
  • Red eyes. Many people experience red eyes temporarily, but if it is a persistent symptom or if it occurs along with eye pain or nausea, it may be a sign of glaucoma.

Contact us in Hialeah and Weston

Regular eye exams and ophthalmology tests for diseases such as glaucoma are important for maintaining healthy vision. At Vision Care & Surgery Associates, serving Hialeah and Weston, we provide compassionate eye care and can answer any questions you may have about your vision. Contact us at (305) 835-7588 for Hialeah, or (954) 945-5570 for Weston for more information or to schedule an appointment today!

Top 5 Causes of Dry Eye

Top 5 Causes of Dry Eye

Dry eye is a relatively common condition. Your eyes produce tears even when you aren’t crying. This is what keeps them from drying out. If your eyes don’t produce enough tears or if the tear production are poor quality, it can result in dry eye. Our ophthalmologists, at Vision Care & Surgery Associates in Hialeah and Weston, are able to diagnosis if you are suffering dry eye syndrome and can customize a treatment plan for your eyes.

What Are the Symptoms Of Dry Eye?

The symptoms of dry eye can make you feel very uncomfortable. They include:

  • Feeling like there is something in your eye
  • Stinging and burning eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Eye redness
  • Stringy mucus
  • Watery eyes

Common Causes of Dry Eye

There are a few reasons why your eyes may not be producing enough tears. The most common causes of dry eye include:

  • Aging: As you age, your eyes produce fewer tears than they once did. This is the most common cause of dry eye.
  • Medication: One of the side effects of certain medications is dry eye. A few examples include antihistamines, decongestants, birth control pill, acne medication, high blood pressure medication, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Medical Conditions: Some medical conditions can cause dry eye, such as diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disorders, and vitamin A deficiency.
  • Laser Eye Surgery: Laser eye surgery, such as Lasik, can cause dry eye. In most cases, dry eye caused by laser eye surgery will reverse itself over time.
  • Tear Gland Damage: Chronic inflammation and radiation can cause tear gland damage, which can result in dry eye.

How Is Dry Eye Treated?

The most common treatment for dry eye is artificial tears. Our Weston and Hialeah ophthalmologists may also prescribe medicated drops designed to help your eyes produce more natural tears. Eye inserts are often used to treat dry eye. When eye inserts are placed between your lower lid and your eyeball, they will slowly dissolve and will keep your eyes moist all day. In more severe cases, our ophthalmologists might recommend punctal plugs or partially closing your tear ducts to prevent tear loss.

If you are suffering from dry eye, our ophthalmologists at Vision Care & Surgery Associates in Weston and Hialeah can help. We can create a treatment plan to keep your eyes moist all day long. Call our Weston office at 954-945-5570 or our Hialeah office at 305-835-7588 today.