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Choosing the Right Clinic for Cataract Tests in Winnipeg

Cataracts are a condition where the lens inside the eye becomes clouded, affecting the ability to see. Left untreated, cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. The best way to diagnose cataracts is by scheduling regular comprehensive eye exams with an experienced optometrist. Regular visits to a reputable eye clinic will help you get the right care to treat and preserve your vision. 

How Do You Choose the Right Clinic in Winnipeg? 

Here are a few things to look for in an eye clinic:

Experienced Eye Doctors

Of course, you will want to visit a clinic that hires skilled eye doctors. Prairie Eye Care in Winnipeg is made up of a team of highly educated optometrists and an ophthalmologist who are ready to provide you with excellent care. Prairie Eye Care has proudly served the residents of Winnipeg for over 13 years.  

Clean, Welcoming Clinic

The clinic you visit should be clean and organized. Our clinics at Prairie Eye Care are designed to be warm and welcoming to ensure a more relaxed, stress-free patient experience.

Proper Diagnostic Tests

The symptoms of cataracts often overlap with other eye diseases, so an array of diagnostic tests are necessary to make a proper diagnosis. At Prairie Eye Care, we screen for eye diseases at every comprehensive exam. When testing for cataracts, your eye doctor should ask you questions about your visual and medical history to get a better understanding of your unique condition. These might include:

-Are you taking any medication?

-Do you have high blood pressure or diabetes?

-Do you have a family history of cataracts or other eye diseases?

-Are you experiencing any symptoms?

-Do you work at a computer all day?

At Prairie Eye Care, we want to understand how you use your eyes so we can tailor our care to your specific needs. Once we have an understanding of your visual health, certain diagnostic tests are performed to make a cataract diagnosis. These tests include a slit-lamp exam, retinal exam, refraction test, and visual acuity test. These tests help your eye doctor examine the structures in your eye, including the lens, iris, cornea, and retina, while also observing if you have difficulty seeing in one or both eyes.  

Proper Treatment

If you are diagnosed with cataracts your doctor will discuss your treatment options with you. Surgery is used to remove cataracts but isn't always necessary right away. Sometimes a change in prescription for your eyeglasses is enough to make your vision better for a while. If your cataracts are affecting your ability to read, drive, or do other activities, and a new prescription isn't helping, your eye doctor will discuss cataract surgery with you. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one. When performed by an experienced eye surgeon, this is a common, safe procedure that helps restore your vision after cataracts. Choose a clinic with an eye doctor well-versed in cataract surgery.

At Prairie Eye Care in Winnipeg, our team of highly skilled eye doctors provides personalized care to meet the unique needs of each patient. Regular eye exams are the best way to diagnose and treat cataracts, among other eye diseases. We look forward to caring for you and your family at your next visit! Contact us to book an appointment today. 

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