Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment in the world. More people are affected by this condition than glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy combined! If you notice a cataract developing, you’ll probably start thinking about cataract surgery since it is the only way to restore your vision. You might also be wondering, “When is the right time to book my surgery?” If this describes your situation, here are some items to consider.
Prevent Cataracts From Spreading
The first thing you should do is slow the spread of your cataracts. While there is no way to reverse the condition, making a few simple lifestyle changes can hinder its progression. Eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and throwing on a pair of sunglasses when you go outside are all ways to stave away cataracts.
During the early stages of cataracts, a new pair of glasses, strong bifocals, or other visual aids can help improve your vision. However, these solutions are usually temporary. The only way to effectively cure cataracts is with surgery.
Book Your Cataract Surgery
If cataracts begin to affect your day-to-day life seriously, it’s time to book cataract surgery. Cataracts should not limit your independence and cause you to be unsafe in any way. If you experience glare when driving, it can create a dangerous situation on the road, and cataract surgery becomes a necessity.
When booking cataract surgery, you will need to decide whether using a private clinic like BoydVision is right for you. Currently, there are over 20,000 people in British Columbia on the cataract surgery waitlist. Some of these people will be waiting over a year for their operation. Many people find this frustrating as the surgery can be completed in only 15 minutes! At BoydVision, you will be able to skip the wait and have cataract surgery within weeks.
An added benefit of choosing BoydVision is that you can kill two birds with one stone. If you suffer from near or farsightedness along with cataracts, we can perform a Refractive Lens Exchange to solve both problems. Improving your vision has never been so convenient.
If your cataracts affect your daily life, schedule a free consultation with BoydVision. During this time, you will meet our skilled surgeon Dr. Boyd and have the opportunity to ask him any questions you may have about Refractive Lens Exchange or cataract surgery. We look forward to hearing from you soon.