June is National Cataract Awareness Month in the U.S. This eye condition is incredibly common, affecting millions of Americans. A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that can affect vision clarity. The good news, is that is is easily treatable. In fact, cataracts can be corrected using a quick, often pain-free minor surgical procedure.
At Innovative Eye Care, we believe knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your health. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, we wanted to share eight facts to help you understand this common eye condition.
Heredity, physical traits, and lifestyle habits, can also contribute to the development of cataracts. These other risk factors include:
The high number of Americans with cataracts and the high success rate of the procedure, makes cataract surgery very common. If you are noticing changes in vision or issues with glare, schedule an eye exam immediately.
If you have, or think you may have cataracts in one or both eyes, contact Innovative Eye Care right away to schedule an exam. The sooner you have the procedure, the sooner you can reclaim your vision. We understand the thought of ocular (eye-related) surgical procedures can be scary and hope the information in this post has helped alleviate your concerns.
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