Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and the leading cause of blindness in the world. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that by age 75, about 70% of people will have cataracts.
What are Cataracts?
• A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that affects many of us as we age.
• People with cataracts often have blurry or double vision, sunlight seems overly bright or glaring and they often have difficulty seeing at night.
• A cataract can occur in one or both eyes but cannot spread from one eye to the other.
Adult cataracts develop slowly over time, beginning at around age 55. Visual problems that are associated with cataracts include:
- Being sensitive to glare
- Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision
- Difficulty seeing at night or in dim light
- Double vision
- Loss of color intensity
- Problems seeing shapes against a background or differentiating between shades of colors
- Seeing halos around lights
Seeing Your Way Clear
Early diagnosis is important for maintaining good eye health. Fortunately, we live in a time when correcting cataracts is easily accessible, and the results you can get from The Rand Eye Institute can be extraordinary. Ask about Rand Eye’s Custom Laser Cataract Surgery with the LenSx® Procedure. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam today.