Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States and more than half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old.
The most common symptoms of a cataract include cloudy or blurry vision, colors seem faded, poor night vision, and double vision.
To delay a cataract, South Jersey Eye Associates recommends:
- Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet rays from the sun.
- Stop smoking.
- Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.
Your doctor can check for signs of cataract and other age-related eye problems such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
TAKE ACTION DURING CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH.
Schedule an eye exam, follow our lifestyle recommendations, and spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues.
Early treatment may save your vision and theirs.