Cataract: the port of the optician

A common eye condition, cataracts gradually impair your     vision. Fortunately, through surgery, you can regain clear and sharp vision.

What is cataracts?

Cataracts are characterized by the clouding of the lens. This results in blurry vision, sensitivity to light, halos around light sources, double vision, and dull colors. While the causes may vary, age is the primary factor.

The optician's part: before surgery

Between the diagnosis of cataracts and the surgery, several months to a few years may pass. During this time, your optician can address any questions you may have regarding both the surgery and the progression of your prescription.

The surgery: a fresh start

Cataract surgery is a common procedure. It involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens. Often performed on an outpatient basis, the procedure allows most patients to experience a significant improvement in their vision.

The optician's part: after surgery

After surgery, diligent follow-up is crucial to ensure optimal recovery. Your optician is there to support you.

  • Eye care: It is essential to adhere to your eye drop prescription for proper eye care. If in doubt, don't hesitate to seek advice from your optician for a better understanding of your prescription.
  • Advice on lenses: to reduce sensitivity to light, your optician may recommend wearing eyeglasses with tinted or anti-glare lenses tailored to your needs.
  • Adjustment of eyeglasses: If you wear eyeglasses, your optician can perform a vision check to determine the exact correction needed for personalized eyeglasses to address any remaining visual impairment.
  • Regular check-ups: your optician may suggest scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor your vision and ensure that your eyeglasses continue to meet your evolving visual needs. Likewise, regular eye health check-ups with your ophthalmologist are essential.

In close collaboration with the ophthalmologist, the optician significantly contributes to improving the quality of life for patients who have undergone cataract surgery. Your Opticien Platinum is here to guide you through all these steps to maintain high-definition vision.




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