See the Full Picture on Your Cataract Surgery Lens Options
Has your doctor diagnosed you with cataracts? Taking the time to educate yourself about this condition can dramatically improve your ability to achieve healthy vision.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye that happens to over 20% of Canadians as they age.1 They are painless and develop over time as protein deposits slowly collect on the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision.2, 3
How Are Cataracts Treated?
In Canada, provincial healthcare systems cover the cost of cataract surgery, a procedure that involves an eye surgeon removing the natural cloudy lens and implanting a basic or monofocal lens. Monfocals are quality lenses and will enable patients to see more clearly at one distance, but they will still need to wear glasses for seeing at near or far distances if they wore them previously.
Imagine – A Life Without Glasses
Although most Canadians facing cataract surgery choose monofocals, many are unaware there are lens options available that can lower their dependence on wearing glasses, even if they’ve worn them for years.4
Dr. Harvey Cooperberg, 60, a dentist from Toronto, had worn glasses his entire life, when his eye doctor told him he needed cataract surgery. That’s when he also learned about multifocal lenses (a.k.a. Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses), which his eye doctor told him could reduce and even eliminate the need for wearing glasses for eye conditions such as far-sightedness and near-sightedness.
Seizing the opportunity to make wearing glasses a thing of his past, Harvey went with multifocals and now enjoys watching television and reading without having to constantly search for his specs.
“I can now watch TV without putting glasses on. That’s a tremendous thing after 55 years of wearing glasses. Every once and a while I’ll go to push my glasses up, but they’re not there. I sort of laugh every time I do it.”
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR LENS OPTIONS PRIOR TO CATARACT SURGERY?
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- Forum Research Inc. ATIOL Survey. 2016. Toronto. Available upon request. Page 5.