At Iconic Eyecare, we know that taking care of your eyes is one of the most important things you can do. As we age, our eyes begin to change. You may notice your vision is blurry and you can’t see well at night. These may be signs of cataracts. Cataracts are common and grow slowly over time, and it is vital to have them taken care of to improve your vision. Our clinic is located in Surrey, BC, making it convenient for patients living in South Surrey, Morgan Heights, Grandview Heights, Sunnyside, and White Rock to come in for an eye exam.
What are Cataracts?
Each of your eyes has a lens behind your iris. When proteins and fibers in the lens break down and clump together, causing a cloudy film to develop. Cataracts can be seen in one’s eye in the advanced stages of the condition.
Symptoms of Cataracts
You may have cataracts if you:
- Have cloudy or blurred vision
- Have trouble seeing at night
- Experience double vision
- Need brighter light for activities such as reading
- Are sensitive to light
- See halos around lights
- Notice your vision prescription is changing more frequently
Risk Factors for Cataracts
Age is the main factor for developing cataracts. It is common for individuals aged 60 and older to have cataracts. Other risk factors include a family history of cataracts, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, excessive alcohol consumption, long-term use of corticosteroids, and frequent exposure to sunlight. You may also develop cataracts if you have sustained an eye injury or have had eye surgery.
Our optometrist will be able to assess the status of your lens and your vision to determine if cataracts are affecting your visual quality.
What Happens if I Have Cataracts?
We recommend annual eye exams for anyone over 65 years of age, and our eye doctor will determine if your cataracts are significant. If so, she will discuss your options and refer you to a cataract surgeon (an ophthalmologist) for consultation.
If You Have Cataracts, Contact Our Optometrist Today
If you don’t have an eye doctor and live in South Surrey, Morgan Heights, Grandview Heights, Sunnyside, or White Rock, visit Iconic Eyecare in Surrey, BC, for your eye care. Call us today at (604) 385-6396 for more information on cataracts or to schedule an eye exam with our optometrist.
What our patients say
Fantastic service! My teenage daughter and I both had eye exams and purchased new glasses. All the staff were friendly, knowledgable and helpful.
– Susan C.