Over time, the natural aging of your eye will lead to metabolic changes in the crystalline lens, a mechanism in the eye that focuses light on the retina. As the fibers of the lens age, they develop an opaque texture, limiting vision or leading to complete vision impairment in untreated conditions. This is referred to as a cataract.
Cataracts are considered the leading cause of vision loss in Canada, accounting for more than 2.5 million Canadians suffering from vision impairment. This condition is particularly common in seniors, often an unavoidable byproduct of ocular aging.
There are safe procedures to mitigate the effects of a cataract, allowing the majority of patients to restore their vision to complete pre-cataract clarity.
The following are typical symptoms for the onset of cataracts:
Urban Optique has the ability to perform specific tests and procedures that can identify cataracts early in their development and recommend best steps to remedy the aging lens.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest ocular procedures performed, resulting in a 95% success rate among patients experiencing prior vision impairment. Essentially, the eye’s lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens that will restore clear vision. Discuss cataract surgery with one of our optometrists to learn more.
Studies regarding the formation of cataracts and cataract management are ongoing as medical technology evolves, but there are some established methods to help prevent the disease. A health-conscious diet and protection from UV rays are two simple ways to slow down the lenses aging effects.
Consult an optometrist at Urban Optique for cataract management strategies specific to your lifestyle.
Through regularly scheduled eye exams the onset of cataracts can be managed very effectively. The eye doctors at Urban Optique utilize the latest in ocular technology to identify the earliest cataract development and make recommendations to improve the lenses ability. Optical aids such as eyeglasses can be prescribed, or you may be referred to an eye surgeon for cataract surgery. Urban Optique supports all our patients through the pre and postoperative stages.
To learn more about cataract surgery please visit the following link: www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataracts.htm