Cataract Exams & Management in South Surrey

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Is It Getting Harder to See Clearly?

Do you find your vision is getting blurrier? You may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a common eye condition, but if left to progress, they can lead to reduced vision or, in severe cases, vision loss.

Please book an appointment with us today and we can help manage your symptoms and possibly preserve your vision!

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a condition that cause the clear, crystalline lens of your eye to become rigid and opaque, resulting in a cloudy, milky appearance that could affect your vision.

Your eye’s lens is made from thousands of tiny proteins. When you’re born, the proteins are spread apart enough that light can pass between them. However, these proteins restructure as you grow older, preventing light from entering your lens.

Cataract Symptoms

As your cataracts develop, you may experience:

  • Blurred vision
  • Glare or halos around light sources
  • Poor or reduced colour vision
  • Frequent lens prescription changes
  • Light sensitivity

Cataracts can happen to nearly everyone as you age, but some factors that could increase your risk include:

  • Diabetes
  • Excessive sunlight exposure
  • Smoking
  • Past eye injuries
  • Past eye surgeries
  • Corticosteroid medications
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

Types of Cataracts

Nuclear Cataracts

Nuclear cataracts affect the center of your lens. Early in development, they can cause nearsightedness or even a temporary improvement in your prescription. However, as they develop, your lens can turn yellow or brown, which leads to cloudy and blurry vision.

Cortical cataracts initially develop on the outer edges of your lens as white, wedge shaped streaks. As they develop further, these wedges can eventually envelop your entire lens and affect your vision.

Posterior subcapsular cataracts develop at the back of your lens as a small opaque area directly affecting the path of light entering your eyes. This type of cataract can develop faster than others, reducing your near and distance vision and causing glare from light sources.

Congenital cataracts are a type of cataract that forms when you’re born or during childhood. They can be genetic or caused by other conditions like myotonic dystrophy, galactosemia, neurofibromatosis type 2, or rubella.

Managing Cataracts

If you believe you run the risk of developing cataracts, please make sure you have regular eye exams. We can help you find the options you need to maintain your clear vision. Some options include:

Glasses & Contact Lenses

Glasses and contact lenses are commonly used to manage the refractive errors caused by cataracts. Eye exams can help us determine your prescription so you can enjoy your vision as much as possible while having cataracts.

The only way to effectively treat cataracts is to have cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, an ophthalmologist will replace your cataract lens with an artificial intraocular lens to provide you with clearer vision. Our optometrists will work with your ophthalmologist to ensure you have the best visual outcome.

 

Find Help for Your Cataracts Today

Find the vision you need while living with cataracts. Please, book an appointment today and let us help you achieve the clear vision you deserve!

Visit Our Office

Our modern, state-of-the-art family practice is located in South Surrey in the Grandview Corners Shopping Centre. We are easily accessible from 160th Street and Croydon Drive.

Come visit us, and let our friendly and highly skilled doctors and staff take care of your eye care needs!

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 535-8118

Address

Insight Eyecare – Doctors of Optometry
#50-2285 160th Street
Surrey, BC V3Z 9N6

Hours of Operation

Monday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM4:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

We provide an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable asking any questions during your eye exam. Our team loves building relationships with our patients and giving you the best possible service. With an inviting office and super friendly staff, we’re always striving to provide the best patient care and ensure that all of your eye care needs are met.

 

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

More than 80% of a child’s learning is based on their vision. Make sure your child is reaching their full potential at school. Eye exams provide so much more than just a lens prescription; they’re vital in detecting and treating vision problems that could affect your child for the rest of their lives. Many eye diseases and conditions can develop during your child’s early years, threatening their vision.

 

Children's Eye Exams

Many eye diseases can develop for years without showing symptoms. Early detection is important as these conditions can damage your vision permanently if they progress far enough. Book an eye exam today to help diagnose and manage any early eye disease you or your family may have.

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Myopia or nearsightedness is one of the most common refractive errors around the globe. It can develop early in childhood and progress into adulthood, which can lead to sight threatening eye diseases. If your child suffers from myopia, we have solutions to control the progression and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.

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