Cataracts in Pickering

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Clearing the Clouds with Leet Meldrew Eye Care

Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes opaque over time, obscuring your ability to see. A natural part of the ageing process, cataracts can occur to nearly everyone and are most often found in those over 60.

Cataracts can make it seem like you’re looking through a frosted or foggy window. You may have trouble performing certain tasks, like reading, driving, or detailed work.

Despite being extremely treatable, cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in Canada.

Symptoms of Cataracts

When cataracts first start developing, you may not have any noticeable changes to your vision.

However, they will eventually lead to symptoms like:

  • Blurry, cloudy, or dim vision
  • Double vision
  • Decreased night vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Film over eyes that will not clear
  • Frequent changes to eyeglass prescriptions
  • Fading or yellowing of colours

Causes of Cataracts

Cataracts are most often associated with the natural ageing process, but they have many causes:

Some factors can put you at a higher risk of developing cataracts, including:

  • Excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Smoking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

Managing & Treating Cataracts

Managing Cataracts

Early-stage cataracts can be managed with eyeglasses, contact lenses, improved lighting, or visual aids like magnifying lenses. However, if you find these methods aren’t helping, you may require cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery generally involves removing the cataract lens and replacing it with an artificial lens implant in your prescription.

This surgery is the most common eye surgery performed in Canada. With technological advances and technique improvements, cataract surgery is also very safe to perform.

It’s understandable if you have questions and concerns about this surgery. Please feel free to voice any concerns about the procedure during your eye exam.

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Regular eye exams protect your eyes from cataracts and other eye conditions. We’re looking forward to helping you discover life with strong, healthy eyesight. Please book your eye appointment today!

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Where to Find Us

You can find us in the professional building on Kingston Road between Orchard Valley Court and Valley Farm Road. Our office is Suite 214, adjacent to the Pickering YMCA Employment and Community Services.

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1550 Kingston Road
Suite 214

Pickering, ON L1V 1C3

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