Cataract exam & management
Cataract Management in High River, Nanton, Okotoks, & Vulcan.
Are You Noticing Subtle Changes to Your Vision? Cataracts May be to Blame.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Right now, more than 2.5 million Canadians are living with cataracts. They are increasingly common with age, and by age 65, almost everyone has cataracts.
how cataracts influences your vision
Like most eye diseases, cataracts start to grow silently: they don’t present with pain, and their growth is often so slow that you don’t notice it’s happening until weeks, months, and sometimes even years after they’ve started developing.
Over time, your vision may become blurry, hazy, foggy, and cloudy. Have you ever tried to look through a window with condensation on it? In its extremes, cataracts are not unlike that effect.
Your vision may also become discoloured, and over time you may find that glare is more and more of a problem.
restore your vision through surgery
If your cataracts are beginning to impair your ability to do normal everyday things (watching TV, driving, etc.), you may be a candidate for cataract removal surgery.