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Cataract Exams & Management in Calgary

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Helping You Manage Cataracts

Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of your eye, leading to blurry vision and affecting your ability to see the world clearly. 

At Vivid Eye Care, we understand how cataracts can impact your daily life. That’s why we offer comprehensive cataract exams, management, and co-management services to help you receive the care you need throughout your cataract journey.

With regular eye exams and a passionate team of eye care professionals, we can make a difference in managing cataracts. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

Early Detection & Dedicated Care

Cataracts often develop slowly, and early detection is crucial for maintaining optimal vision. Our thorough eye exams include tests specifically designed to assess the presence and severity of cataracts. 

If cataracts are detected, we will discuss your individual needs and explore all treatment options with you, including surgery.

Cataract Removal Surgery

Who Can Develop Cataracts?

Cataracts typically develop due to aging—the older we get, the more likely we can be to develop them. In rare cases, children can be born with cataracts or develop them at a young age.

While there is no specific or definitive cause for cataract development, research has found that those who tend to have a higher chance of developing cataracts are often affected by other factors, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Significant alcohol consumption
  • A family history of cataracts
  • Previous eye injuries

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

During the early stages of cataract development, the cloudiness in your vision may only affect a very small portion of the eye’s lens and can even go unnoticed. 

However, as the cataract continues to develop, it will cloud more of the lens, leading to noticeable symptoms, such as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Diminished vision at night
  • Seeing “halos” around light sources
  • Double vision
  • Light sensitivity

Determining if Cataract Surgery Is Right for You

You should book an appointment with your optometrist if you notice any changes in your vision or develop any of the symptoms mentioned earlier. At Vivid Eye Care, we will conduct a comprehensive eye exam which uses reliable methods to diagnose cataract development.

Our goal is to clarify the next steps in your cataract management journey and determine if surgery is the right course of action.

We test your eyes one at a time with a chart or viewing device to determine any signs of vision impairment that cataracts may cause.

Your eyes are dilated using eye drops, allowing your optometrist to closely examine your retina for signs of cataract development.

A slit lamp uses an intense line of light to illuminate the cornea, iris, and lens. Under magnification, this light can reveal any abnormalities which may be forming in these areas of the eye.

Understanding Cataract Surgery

In addition to detecting the development of cataracts, your comprehensive eye exam will also help determine whether surgery is the right option for you. Your optometrist will discuss the findings with you and recommend the next steps.

Cataract surgery is a commonly performed procedure in Canada. Most modern cataract surgery procedures involve using a high-frequency ultrasound device to break up the cloudy lens into small pieces before they are gently removed using suction.

The Cataract Surgery Process

During cataract surgery, the removed lens is replaced with a clear intraocular lens, which functions just like your original lens—the clear intraocular lens is not susceptible to cataract development, which helps prevent future issues with cataracts.

A protective shield is placed over the eye to keep it safe as you recover. At Vivid Eye Care, we will make sure someone is following your progress every step of the way.

Let’s Talk About Cataracts

Even after successful cataract surgery, regular eye exams remain essential. We will continue monitoring your eye health and vision, providing ongoing care to help maintain your visual clarity for years.

Don’t let cataracts dim your vision. Schedule your appointment today for a comprehensive eye exam and let’s discuss how our team can help you manage cataracts.

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Cranston Market

Our Cranston Market clinic is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just 2 minutes off Deerfoot Trail near Stoney Trail SE. We’re located on Cranston Road SE, located in the same plaza as Sobeys and Scotiabank.

Our Address

  • 356 Cranston Road SE #1020
  • Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

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Meadows Mile

Our Meadows Mile clinic is located on the ground level of the Meadows Miles Professional Building facing Blackfoot Trail. We are just 2 minutes from Deerfoot and Glenmore Trail between Southland and Heritage Drives, up the hill from Ikea near the luxury car dealerships.

Our Address

  • 8500 Blackfoot Trl. SE, Unit 130
  • Calgary, AB T2J 7E1

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