Your eye relies on your natural lens to allow light to reach the retina. As you age, that lens begins to cloud. Some will say this is an inevitability of growing older but that does not mean you need to give up your day to day life. At first, increasing the font size on your screen will allow you to continue using your phone and computer. Brighter lights will give you better details for books, crafts, and cooking. However, as this disease progresses, you may want to consider surgery.
While eye surgery may sound scary at first, the truth is that cataract surgery is one of the safest procedures being performed today. It has a 95% success rate and can be performed as an outpatient procedure. The old lens is broken up with ultrasound waves and replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens. The incision necessary is very small and doesn’t even need stitches, diminishing the chances of complications.
The appointment lasts about 90 minutes, but the procedure takes only 15 minutes per eye. Preparation for the procedure includes pupil dilation and medication. After your procedure, you will require a ride home. For about a week after surgery, a protective eye shield should be worn while sleeping or napping and antibiotic eye drops will be prescribed. Surgery on the second eye can be performed within a few weeks of the first, as instructed by your doctor.
We take your eye health very seriously. We refer our patients to the best ophthalmologists in the Sherwood Park area. Before and after your surgery, we can provide you with advice, instructions, and information to ensure you feel confident about the procedure along the way. After surgery we will co-manage your care and fit you with new prescription glasses, if necessary.
Come visit our beautiful optometry clinic located in the heart of Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton. We are easily accessible off of Bethel Drive, north of Baseline Road.
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Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and over for a basic eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for medically necessary visits by Alberta Health Care.