Cataracts affect the vision of nearly three million Canadians, the majority of which are over the age of 60. While the condition is typically the result of the natural aging process of your eye’s crystalline lens, cataracts do occur in younger people. However, they usually do not form until the lens hardens, developing a cloudy texture. The three primary types of cataracts include:
Surgical procedures may correct or eliminate the vision-impairing effects of cataracts, although the condition is not always harmful or dangerous. Our specialists at Red Deer Eye Care can provide information about the type of cataracts you have and offer treatment suggestions should the condition require medical attention. You can decrease your risks of cataracts by limiting alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding overexposure to harmful UV rays.
Dr. Lampard graduated from optometry at Pacific University in Oregon in 1981. He and his wife Lorraine have three grown children, all born and raised in Red Deer. Tom enjoys cycling, curling, cross country and downhill skiing, and golfing. He also keeps busy volunteering for the United Way, has been a chairman of the Alberta College of Optometrists, and director of the Alberta Association of Optometrists.More Articles by Tom Lampard