Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States if not treated. The longer cataracts are left untreated the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision.

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye which prevents the passage of light into the eye. The lens helps focus images into the retina and vision may become blurry or dim because the cataract stopped the light from properly passing through.

Cataract surgery is the safest and most effective of surgeries. The surgery replaces your lens with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens. Most symptoms don’t show until the age of 40, however even young people and children can be affected. You can prevent cataracts by reducing exposure to UV rays, wearing proper eye protection to avoid eye injury and regular checkups at the eye doctor.

Schedule your appointment today to prevent blindness and treat cataracts.



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