Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye, commonly due to biological aging for people after the age of 50. Depending on the stage of the cataract, individuals may experience various symptoms. In the early stage of cataract formation, patients may find themselves needing stronger glasses, or requiring brighter lights and magnifying glasses for reading. In later stages, patients can experience vision loss and other symptoms interfering with their life style. Cataract surgery is a standard procedure to treat the symptoms and restore vision, with an artificial lens implant.
At BoydVision, we make every effort to accommodate patients’ vision correction needs and ensure the surgery scheduled within a shorter waiting period of time.
Cataract surgery can be done either at the hospital and the cost of surgery and a basic lens implant is covered by the BC government or at BoydVision’s private surgical facility. For patients who are looking for more advanced treatment and technologies, BoydVision offers premium lens implants, which are not covered by the provincial health plan.
Those choosing more advanced refractive premium implants, especially multifocal lenses, may take 2-3 months to reach their final visual outcome. If necessary, a follow up laser vision correction can be done at a later date, to assure the best visual result.