Over 22,000 people waiting to have cataract surgery in British Columbia, and this number is only expected to grow as Canada’s population ages. Since so many people need to have the operation, wait times can last longer than a year. An entire year of waiting with impaired vision limits your independence and can be incredibly frustrating (especially when the procedure only takes 15 minutes)! Reduce your wait time for cataract surgery by visiting BoydVision. After your free consultation, we can have your operation scheduled within two to four weeks so you can live your best life.
Cataracts Cases Are Growing
Canadians are living healthier, longer lives and by 2031, one in five Canadians will be over the age of 65. As cataracts are age-related, more people will be living with the condition. One study estimates an increase in cataracts surgeries by 43% by the year 2026, putting added strain on our public health system. Wait times are already long and are going to get longer. Using a private clinic means you can stop waiting and get your vision back fast.
The Longer You Wait, The Worse It Gets
Cataracts are gradual. Most people are unaware of how impaired their vision has actually become because of how slowly the condition develops. It’s only after having cataract surgery do they realize how poor their vision was before, and most people regret not having it performed earlier! Having a free consultation with our surgeon will help you make an informed decision on the best course of action to deal with your cataracts.
Cataracts Limits Your Independence
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in Canada for people over the age of 40. It cannot be reversed or improved. Glasses and extra lighting can help initially, but if left untreated, cataracts will likely worsen. Impaired vision makes daily chores difficult and maybe even impossible. Driving a car with any visual impairment, like cataracts, doubles your chances of an at-fault car accident. Making cataract surgery vital for both independent living and safety.
To get rid of your cataracts, contact our office to set up your free consultation. Our surgeon, Dr. Boyd, will help you with any questions you have and recommend the best course of action. So stop waiting, get your vision back today! You’ll wonder why you waited so long in the first place.