Welcome to Dunlap Vision, the leader in eye care in the Kankakee River Valley area. Our optometrists in Bourbonnais, IL are proud to offer advanced technology in a professional, friendly environment. Our team of doctors and eye care staff are here to care for all your vision needs including comprehensive eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases (from conjunctivitis to glaucoma), vision therapy and low vision care. Our clinic includes an optical showroom with exclusive lines of designer frames, an on-site lens manufacturing lab and a caring staff of optometrist and opticians.
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Q&A with Dr. Dunlap
Dr. Dunlap Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What is a cataract? How will I know when I have one? What can be done to fix it?
A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens.
The crystalline lens sits behind the iris, or the colored part of the eye. Its function is to fine tune our focusing system by changing shape as we view objects at different distances. Our lens eventually loses its ability to change shape; this is when we require reading glasses or bifocals. In addition, the crystalline lens can become cloudy or yellow as a part of normal aging. This is also known as an age-related cataract.
Normal, age-related cataracts are unavoidable and everyone will develop them at some point if they live long enough. The discoloration of the lens leads to an overall blur, a decrease in contrast sensitivity, and a worsening of glare, especially at nighttime. Because they tend to develop gradually, the symptoms are often unnoticed by the patient. A yearly eye exam will allow your optometrist the opportunity to identify the cataracts and advise on how to proceed.