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Cataract Exam & Management

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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.

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.

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. Visit us for an assessment.

Learn More About Cataracts

Cataracts form as the eye’s lens begins to change composition, gradually changing from transparent to increasingly opaque.

Lifestyle Factors – Cataracts are quite common and appear to develop in most people at some point in their life. While the medical community does not yet understand why cataracts form, we are able to detect and manage them appropriately.

Certain lifestyle factors and choices have been shown to increase the risk of cataracts. These include:

  • Diabetes
  • UV light
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

  • Injury or surgery in the eye

Symptoms – Symptoms come on gradually.

  • Blurry or hazy vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Halos, sunbursts, and other visual artifacts from light sources
  • Sensitivity to light (especially glare)
  • Fading/yellowing of colours

Diagnosis, Management, & Removal Surgery

A cataract is diagnosed via a comprehensive eye exam. Diagnosis is a pain-free process (learn more about eye exams).

Once diagnosed, we are able to adjust your corrective lens prescription as needed to correct the visual distortion. However, the cataract will eventually reach a point where the only appropriate treatment is removal via surgery.

Cataract removal surgery is an outpatient procedure and involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new intraocular lens (IOL). If you are a candidate for surgery, we will refer you to a local ophthalmologist for surgery.

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Mailing:
Box 6137, 812 Centre St SE,
High River AB, T1V 1Y1

Email: info@eyes360.ca

High River

812 Centre Street S.E.
High River, AB, T1V 1Y1
T - (403) 601-2713
E - info@eyes360.ca

Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 10am - 8pm
Wed 9am - 5pm
Thur 9am - 8pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 5pm

Vulcan

112 1 St S
Vulcan, AB, T0L 2B0
T - (403) 485-2177
E - v.eyes360@gmail.com

Tues 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Nanton

2219 20th St
Nanton, AB, T0L 1R0
T - (403) 646-3200
E - nantoneyes360@gmail.com

Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 9am - 5pm
Wed 9am - 3pm
Thurs 9am - 5pm
Fri 9am - 1pm

Okotoks

27D McRae St
Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A5
T - (403) 938-2191
E - okotoks@eyes360.ca

Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 9am - 6pm
Wed 9am - 6pm
Thur 9am - 8pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 1pm