5 Tell-Tale Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

Are you experiencing changes in your vision, such as blurry eyesight or sensitivity to light? Here are 5 tell-tale signs that you may need cataract surgery.


As we get older, our bodies and our eyes experience a number of changes. One such change is cataracts, a condition where a clear eye lens becomes cloudy, resulting in blurred or reduced vision.

While the majority of patients suffering from cataracts are over the age of 60, you should are at a higher risk of developing them if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • A previous eye injury
  • A congenital anomaly
  • Any other eye disorder such as glaucoma

Comprehensive Cataract Management Services at Sunridge Eye Clinic

At Sunridge Eye Clinic, our experienced optometrists are qualified to diagnose and manage cataracts. We offer comprehensive eye exams to check your vision, eye health, and to examine your lens for any early signs of cataract formation.

We offer cataract management services, such as pre and post-surgery care, to ensure your eyesight always remains clear and strong.

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5 Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are very common in people who are over the age of 60, but in the early stages of development, they don’t cause any symptoms or otherwise prevent patients from leading active lives.

In such cases, cataract surgery is unnecessary. But what about when cataracts start making your day-to-day life more difficult?

Here are 5 tell-tale signs that you may require cataract surgery in the near future: 

  1. You’re experiencing sensitivity to light. This is a very common symptom of cataracts, and it can also be very uncomfortable and dangerous. If you are experiencing sensitivity to bright lights, then you should visit your eye doctor straight away. This will allow your optometrist to make an early diagnosis, before your vision changes become more severe.

  2. Blurry vision is affecting your quality of life. If you are constantly cleaning your glasses, or rubbing your eyes, to make your eyesight clearer, then this is a strong sign that your cataracts are worsening. 

  1. Everything has a yellow tint. As your cataracts darken, they can cause a yellowish tint to develop in your vision. This darkening can make it more difficult to distinguish colours, perceive fine details, or even read.

  2. You have double vision. The clouding of your lens that occurs from cataracts can lead to you having double vision. If this is preventing you from performing day to day activities, such as driving or reading, then you should visit your optometrist straight away.

  3. You’ve had frequent prescription changes. Do you frequently need a prescription upgrade? If so, the chances are you have cataracts. If your vision is changing very rapidly, a prescription upgrade won’t help. You need to book an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible.

At Home Cataract Management

While there is no conclusive proof that you can prevent cataracts from developing, there are certain things you can do to manage your cataract risk factors and maintain overall eye health.

These include: 

  • Scheduling regular checkups with your optometrist.
  • Eating a diet that is rich in nutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E.
  • Quitting smoking.
  • Limiting your alcohol intake.
  • Wearing sunglasses.

Enjoy Clear and Comfortable Vision For Life

At Sunridge Eye Clinic, we offer a wide range of vision services such as cataract management, glaucoma testing, and eye emergency care, to keep your eyesight has comfortable, healthy, and clear as possible.

To find out more about how we can help you maintain good eye health, contact our Calgary clinic at 403-280-7518 or fill in our online contact form.


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