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Cataracts Treatments in Calgary & Didsbury

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. They cause the clouding of the eye’s lens and can appear in one or both eyes.

Cataracts develop gradually, but they can impair your vision and affect everyday tasks like driving and reading over time. Cataracts can also impact facial recognition and will eventually cause total loss of sight unless treated.

Most people who develop cataracts are over 40 years old, but anyone can get them. It is estimated that cataracts cause blindness in over 3.5 million Canadians. However, many cataracts can be surgically removed by an ophthalmologist.

Are All Cataracts the Same?

No! There are numerous types of cataracts, but 3 of the most common types are:

  • Nuclear: Cataracts that form in the lens’s nucleus. These cataracts usually appear as people age, but you might be able to lower your risk of developing them with a healthy diet.
  • Subcapsular: Cataracts affecting the back of the lens. Subcapsular cataracts are common in those who have diabetes, as well as people who use certain steroids.
  • Cortical: Cataracts that appear in the lens cortex near the central nucleus and gradually spread across the lens from the edges.

Cataracts become more likely as you age, but they can be caused by other factors too. The following factors may increase your risk of developing cataracts:

Any of the following symptoms may be an early indicator of cataracts:

  • Cloudy or foggy vision that gradually becomes worse
  • Progressive myopia
  • Noticeable changes in the way you see colours
  • Finding it harder to drive at night because of glare from light sources
  • Double vision
  • Needing to make abrupt changes to your prescription lenses

How Do You Treat Cataracts?

Changing your corrective lenses and specific personal habits can compensate for some early cataract symptoms. However, you’ll need to have your cataracts diagnosed and removed if you want to avoid significant or complete vision loss.

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective way for many people with cataracts to regain their sight. Ask one of our optometrists whether cataract surgery is right for you.

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Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

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#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

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Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

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2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

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Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

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Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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