Cataract Assessment & Management

A cataract is a common eye disease in which the lens of your eye, which is usually clear, becomes cloudy or opaque. For some people, cataracts are barely noticeable and do not require much attention; however, for others, the problem can become severe and require surgery. 

It's important to get your eyes tested regularly for cataracts because the average person with cataracts does not notice the symptoms. A visit to your optometrist can help diagnose the problem before it becomes severe. Patients with severe cataracts will notice a decrease in the clarity of their vision that is not fully corrected when they use glasses. Patients also report a loss of sensitivity to colour and shadows, as well as disturbing glares.

Cataract Diagnosis & Treatment

If we diagnose you with cataracts, we may simply recommend a change of glasses, the use of sunglasses or even just using better lighting when you read. For the majority of patients, this is all it takes and the cataracts are not too bothersome. Your eye care doctor at Blink is happy to provide all the help needed in managing your cataracts so you can live a normal, healthy life.

For some patients, however, surgical removal is the best option. This is only suggested when the patient is unable to function day to day in their regular way due to impaired vision. Since cataracts do not usually harm your eye, it is possible to have surgery to simply remove them with no negative effects. This procedure is extremely safe and performed regularly in Canada – more than 350,000 cataract surgeries are performed here annually.

With cataract surgery, we remove the lens of the eye and replace it with an artificial lens. We take measurements for the size, shape and power of the lens for a perfect fit.

Our Eye Treatments

Outstanding vision care across Calgary

Outstanding vision care across Calgary

Blink Eyewear is the largest provider of vision services and care in Calgary, operating no fewer than 3 accessible locations across the region. All of our stores are inventoried with the most sought-after designer and commercial frames and eyewear for all occasions and purposes. 

Home to experienced optometrists and opticians, our stores also offer comprehensive eye exams to individuals of all ages, emergency eye care, and the treatment and management of eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Your all-in-one source for everything vision related

Blink Eyewear boasts the largest collection of eyewear in Calgary, but our 3 locations are also home to the region’s finest optometrists. Just as you will not find a better store to shop for your eyewear, you will not find a better vision clinic to do your eye exam or treat your eye condition. 

Go ahead and Blink; what you see is really what you get. Call one of our store numbers or fill out the form below to book an appointment.

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