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Life Is Unclear With Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. According to Mission Cataract, about 15 million people have lost their vision to cataracts.

How Do Cataracts Happen?

Cataracts affect the lens of your eye. A clear lens will effectively focus your vision. However, cataracts obscure your eye’s lens, either tinting and darkening eyesight, or blurring vision. Cataracts can occur at any stage of life, but they most commonly affect us as we age.

Cataract Surgery Can Restore Sight

Cataracts are progressive, gradually growing until they completely obscure vision. No medication or diet has proven effective against cataracts. However, sight can be restored with cataract surgery, which replaces the compromised lens of your eye with a new, clear, artificial one. Over 1.5 million cataract surgeries are done in the U.S. each year.

Reduce Your Risk

Eye-healthy habits can reduce your risk for cataracts as you age.

  • Quit smoking, or never start.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun by guarding your eyes with UV-blocking lenses.
  • Maintain control over systemic diseases like diabetes that can affect eye health.

Treasure Your Eyesight

We recommend that everyone makes annual eye exams a priority in order to catch early signs of changing vision. Show your appreciation for the precious gift of sight by protecting it for years to come.

Thanks for your trust in our practice. Let us know if you ever have questions about your eye health.