Thank you for your question.
From your question I would presume that you have already been told or diagnosed with a Cataract. This may have been reported to you from either your Optometrist or Ophthalmic Specialist. Most of the time, the Cataracts can cause your vision to become less clear, you may find that:
Most people find that they are able to continue with their normal daily activities whilst having Cataracts in there early stages. Surgical intervention is usually recommended when the Cataracts start affecting your ability to drive, read and cook, or when your Optometrist cannot improve your vision by changing your prescription glasses. The surgery involves taking out the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new clear plastic one. This is usually performed under Local Anesthetic, and most cases are completed as a day case.
If you have any concerns with when you should have the surgery, your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist may be able to discuss this with you, and plan your future intervention.
We have included some links below if you would like to read further on the subject. Please contact our Personal Advisory Team to discuss the process and how we might assist you in the future.
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