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Andrew Watkins Optometrist
Shop CG 5, Ground floor
Canberra Center, City Walk
Canberra, ACT 2606

Phone: 02 6247 7705


Practice hours
Monday - Thursday
8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Friday
8.30 am - 7.30 pm
Saturday
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
Sunday - Closed


We unconditionally guarantee the workmanship and quality of our lenses and frames for 2 years from the date of purchase, if due to a manufacturing fault.

Cataract

A cataract is clouding of the crystalline lens inside the eye which typically occurs with age due to UV exposure over the course of our lifetime.

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Symptoms:

  • Decreased vision depending on the density of the cataract. Patients tend to report deterioration in their vision or a veil effect in their vision
  • Glare sensitivity

Risk factors:

  • Age
  • UV exposure
  • Use of corticosteroids
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Diabetes

Management:

  • To minimize progression, the eyes should be protected from UV exposure by wearing sunglasses and a wide brim hat
  • In advanced cases, cataracts can be removed with surgery. The technique nowadays is fast and effective and the quality of the vision is restored
  • Have your eyes tested regularly to monitor for changes

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