Cataracts

What is a cataract?

A cataract occurs when proteins in your eyes' lenses clump together creating a small area of clouding. This clouding can worsen over time and affect both eyes. Only your eyecare professional can diagnose you properly for this condition. 

Will I get cataracts?

Cataracts are unavoidable. This condition develops as the crystalline lens begins to harden as we age. Over 30 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts in varying degrees. 

How do you treat cataracts?

Not all cataracts need to be treated immediately. But specialty lenses can help correct the vision being effected by the cataract. If a cataract is severe, it can be removed with surgery. The crystalline lens is removed entirely, and replaced with a silicon lens. 

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Cataracts can develop as a secondary condition to:

  • too much UV light exposure

  • diabetics

  • smokers

  • steroid use

  • glaucoma