Facts About Cataracts

Cataracts are cloudy areas over the lens of your eye. As people age, they become more at risk for developing cataracts. It’s important to get them treated right away so they don’t cause permanent vision damage. Cataracts can be both genetic and environmental. Exposure to smoke, toxins, radiation and sunlight can put you at risk for developing cataracts. If you have double vision, cloudy vision, trouble seeing at night, etc, see a doctor right away. Cataracts may develop slowly and painlessly so be especially aware of changes in vision.

Positive Tip: If you’re going outside, don’t forget your UV resistant sunglasses