Tips to help a loved one diagnosed with cataract
When you were young, your mom and dad were always there for you when you needed them. They helped and supported you in countless ways.
Now, as they age, it is your turn to help. Age brings many challenges and one of these is loss in vision clarity. Anyone over the age of 50 years can begin to have vision problems. These go from hazy vision to being unable to drive at night, to seeing haloes around lights, needing brighter light to read, and fear of falling.
All these could be early signs of cataract. So how can you help? Here is how.
Persuade mom or dad to go for a through eye check and if they are diagnosed with cataract and the doctor recommends surgery, encourage them to act straightaway.
Learn more about cataract through a credible source: what causes it, its symptoms, what happens during cataract surgery and the innovative solutions available to restore vision clarity.
The more you know and understand the more you will be able to reassure your parents that cataract is often a part of ageing; it can be removed through safe, effective surgery and can give them back the joy of seeing and doing everything they did before.
Ask the doctor for all the necessary details on the surgery process, the intraocular lenses available, and which ones would be the most suitable option for your parents. Again, go to a credible source to learn more about these cataract solutions.
If mom or dad wear spectacles, then explain to them how cataract surgery can help them get rid of these. There are IOLs available that help people achieve spectacle independence.