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Cataract Removal Surgery Is One of the Safest Procedures In the World


Over 2.5 Million Canadians Are Currently Living With Cataracts

As quite a prolific eye disease, plenty of research has been invested in understanding and treating cataracts. Today, removal surgery is one of the most heavily practiced procedures in North America and boasts extremely high success rates.

Over time, the lens at the front of your eye can yellow and opacify. This opacification is a cataract, and it affects your ability to perceive colour or to see and clearly.

While cataracts are a painless growth, they can significantly hinder your vision.

There’s No Single Cause of Cataracts

They tend to develop over time, quite naturally, as a result of aging. That said, they can occur in children (a condition known as congenital cataracts) and several risk factors exist which could increase your chances of developing one.

  • Increasing age
  • Family history of cataracts
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Overexposure to UV
  • Side effects from other medications or illnesses (eg diabetes)
  • Eye injury
  • Difficulty seeing sharply
  • Trouble with colour perception
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Double vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night

The Best Treatment For Cataracts is Surgery


As a tried and tested procedure, the vast majority of patients undergo cataract removal surgery without any complications.

Your eye is numbed using a local anesthetic, and then the pupil is dilated using special eye drops. These initial steps maximise your comfort and improve the ability to see inside your eye.

The surgery itself involves using directed ultrasound to gently break up the cataract. It is then removed via suction and your new intraocular lens is put in place. You will then be given an eye patch to wear until the dilation wears off, and that’s it. Since cataracts cannot grow on the new lens, the problem will be permanently alleviated.

Post-op recovery can take a few weeks, however we will be with you every step of the way. We’ll always be by the phone if you have any questions, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns.

Our Location


Chestermere Optometry

We are located in Chestermere, AB, in the Chestermere Station Plaza. You will find us in between Gillette’s Fabricare and Domino's Pizza, close to Safeway. Chestermere is conveniently located only 5 minutes from Calgary, and close to Strathmore, Langdon and Indus.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Address & Contact Information:

110 - 175 Chestermere Station Way
Chestermere, AB, T1X0A4

(403) 229-2020
(403) 229-2032

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