Over time the lens within your eye starts to harden and becomes cloudy, preventing light from reaching the back of your eye. The result is poor vision marked by blurry or double images, faded colours, glare and halos around lights. Tasks such as driving become difficult, especially at night, and reading typically requires brighter lighting. Virtually everyone develops cataracts to varying degrees as they get older. This painless disease, which can occur in one or both eyes, cannot be prevented. But they can be treated successfully.
How we can help
During cataract surgery your surgeon will remove the clouded natural lens and replace it with an artificial lens. We know that you may have question prior to surgery, that's why every MEC patient meets with a surgical educator before proceeding with cataract surgery. During your pre operative appointment your assigned surgical educator will review the cataract process, ensure you understand all of your options (both OHIP insured and uninsured) and help you make the best decisions for your cataract surgery. After this appointment you will maintain an open line of communication with your educator should you have any additional questions.
Whether you choose fully OHIP insured surgery or any of our optional surgery upgrades, you'll see your vision transformed from cloudy to crystal clear!