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Cataracts

Dr. Bruce Coward & Associates Provides Diagnosis and Treatment for Cataracts

Cataracts are an insidious eye disease that affects millions of people. Routine eye care is crucial for preventing this impairment from wreaking havoc on your life. At Dr. Bruce Coward & Associates, we are dedicated to helping patients maintain their best eye health. For our patient’s convenience, we have three locations - Brighton, Trenton, and Belleville that offer full comprehensive optometry services, including disease management.

CataractsWhat Are Cataracts?

Situated behind the iris, you will find the clear tissue of the lens. Along with the cornea, it helps to concentrate light shining into the eye on to the retina. When this lens becomes cloudy, it is difficult for an individual to see out the affected eye, in which it is called a cataract or cataracts if it has developed in both eyes.   

Risk Factors for Cataracts

Risk of developing cataracts increases with age. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or a habit such as smoking, can increase the risk of cataracts. In some cases, babies can are born with cataracts present or manifest when they are little kids. Eye injuries such as being hit in the eye with a ball or other traumatic incidents can also lead to the development of cataracts.  

Symptoms of Cataracts Progression

Signs that you need to seek treatment for cataracts include:

  • Feeling as though you are looking through a fog
  • Your surroundings seem dimmer
  • You have difficulties in distinguishing certain colors
  • Driving at night is becoming more cumbersome
  • Bright light and glares make you feel reactive        

How Our Eye Doctor Can Assist You

Our optometrist can help prevent, manage and treat your cataracts with different methods. Depending on the case, suggestions could be made for special prescription glasses or contact lenses.

For advance issues, treatments with a laser vision correction intervention or other surgical remedies are available through our co-management service. After assessing your condition, we connect you with highly proficient eye care surgeon and work closely with them before and after the procedure to manage your eyesight and appropriate care.             

Contact Dr. Bruce Coward & Associates

If you are dealing with cataracts, please reach out to a Dr. Bruce Coward & Associates facility in one of our three Ontario locations. To connect with our office in Belleville, call (613) 968-6560, for Trenton call us at (613) 392-6211, or for Brighton, call (613) 475-3900.