Cataract Solutions in Okotoks

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Are Cataracts Affecting Your Vision? We Can Help

Are the lenses of your eyes becoming more cloudy or hazy as you grow older? Are you noticing halos around lights or colours seem muted and dull? If so, you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a common eye condition that many people develop as they age, and they can affect your vision in a variety of ways.

If you believe you are developing cataracts, book an appointment with our team, and we can help you find the answers you need to manage your symptoms.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a normal part of the ageing process. They occur when the proteins in our natural lenses become opaque over time, causing cloudy vision.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry or hazy vision
  • Reduced colour vision
  • Increased sensitivity to glare, particularly during nighttime driving
  • Milky or cloudy lens appearance

Cataract Risk Factors

While many people develop cataracts as a result of aging, your risk can increase if you:

Managing Cataracts

If your cataracts are only mildly disruptive, your optometrist may suggest workarounds such as a magnifying aid for small print, more light while reading, or wearing glasses treated with an anti-glare coating to minimize the effect your cataracts have on night driving.

However, if your cataracts begin to seriously impede your vision, preventing you from doing the things you enjoy, you may require cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves removing your natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens, which will not become cloudy.

Help Is Only an Appointment Away

If you are developing a cataract or have a risk of developing a cataract in your lifetime, make sure you are getting the help you need and book your appointment today.

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