Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in the world today. In fact, although cataracts can form at any age, they are a natural part of the aging process.
Cataracts develop as you age and your eyes’ lenses naturally begin to harden and turn cloudy or white making it hard to see. Today there are cataract procedures that are often able to return your vision to the way it was before treatment; sometimes even better. Receiving treatment for your cataracts early on is essential in maintaining proper vision. You may notice symptoms such as colors appearing to be dull, your vision appearing to be a bit blurred, like looking through a cloudy piece of glass or viewing an impressionist painting. You might notice more glare from the sun or a lamp may appear too bright. Oncoming headlights might also cause more glare than they previously did. If you notice any of these symptoms contact the nearest Midwest Eye Consultants office to schedule an eye health exam.
Healthy living may help you maintain healthy sight. You may be able to reduce the risk of cataracts. Certain foods, nutritional supplements and not smoking are great ways to maintain your healthy eyesight. Learn more about healthy living.