New Year - New Vision

New Year - New Vision

Is your new year’s resolution to improve your vision or get yourself out of glasses to fit your busy and active lifestyle?

At Innovation Eye Clinic we often see patients coming to see us in January set on seeing better so I am writing this article to tell you about cataract treatment and what the latest developments are.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. As a result, less light can pass through to the back of the eye. It is more common as you get older but can also be caused by UV light, glaucoma, diabetes, smoking, steroid eye drops, and previous eye trauma.

How do I know if I have a cataract?

Cataracts can present with a wide variety of symptoms but the most common ones are blurred or faded vision, glare and halos (especially when driving at night), or light sensitivity. It can be picked up by having your eyes examined by an eye surgeon or optician.

Latest cataract innovations.

Cataract surgery has evolved dramatically over the last ten years with advancements both in how the cataracts are removed as well as the new lens that is implanted in the eye.

There has never been such a wide range of lenses that can give sharp vision for distance, intermediate and near sight. These types of lens used to run the risk of giving some people halos, especially when driving at night, but the latest generation of lens have all but eliminated this. It is crucial you and your eye surgeon spend the time to discuss the lens options and most importantly which is best option for you. Research that I have performed has shown that cataract surgery not only improves vision but can also improve quality of life which is so important.

Take home message.

Nobody likes the idea of having an operation on their eye, but if you need cataract surgery this can actually be an opportunity to dramatically improve your vision and enhance your quality of life.


For the month of January, Innovation Eye Clinic is offering free cataract consultations. Please contact us at 0800 0053335 or email: to book your free consultation.