Cataracts occur when the lens of your eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see clearly. In many cases, cataracts result from the general aging process. Cataracts occur more frequently with the elderly but can also affect younger people, so it is never too early to start exploring your options.
Here's what you need to know about cataract surgery assessments with an optometrist at Optical London Drugs, and what you can expect at your appointment:
What to Expect at Your Cataract Surgery Assessment
Be sure to bring any current eyeglasses or contact lenses to help create a full picture of your vision. After reviewing your ocular history, your eye doctor examines your eyes to verify if a cataract is the cause of your clouded vision. Your eye doctor also tests your eyes for any adverse reactions to drops, which could impact your candidacy for cataract surgery. Together with your family doctor, we will go over your various treatment options to determine whether surgery is the best course of action.
During your appointment, we will also go over the risks involved with cataract surgery. The procedure is relatively safe and complications are rare, but it is important that you are informed of the potential risks.
This is also the time to ask any questions you may have. We take the time to inform and address all questions before and after your appointment, giving you peace of mind. If you think of something after your appointment, give us a call, and we'll be happy to review any of the information with you again.
If you and the optometrist decide that cataract surgery makes sense for your situation, we refer you to an ophthalmologist who can perform the procedure. You'll receive a call from the surgeon's office shortly after your assessment to schedule an appointment for the surgery. After the operation, you'll come back to our clinic for 3 follow-up appointments at one week, one month and three months.
Book an Appointment and Learn More about Cataract Surgery Assessments
If you are concerned that you might have cataracts in one or both eyes, allow our expert optometrists to take a look. Our experienced optometrists are eager to help and answer all questions you may have about cataract surgery, ensuring you make the choice that’s right for you.
We welcome walk-in appointments for many of our vision care services, but as cataract surgery assessment is a more specialized task, it requires a pre-booked appointment. Book online with Optical London Drugs today to reserve a time that’s convenient for you.