Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know June is Cataract Awareness Month? Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, is behind the movement, dedicating the entire month to education and awareness.

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in adults worldwide.  They can occur at any age but are much more common after the age of 55.

Have you noticed driving at night is more difficult than it used to be?  Is the glare from headlights or the bright sun blocking your vision?  Do you need additional light to read a book or the newspaper? Have you noticed that once vibrant colors are now dull? If so, you may be developing or have cataracts.

The good news is there are a wide variety of treatment options available that can not only remove the cataract, but can also improve your vision. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery in the United States, with more than two million procedures performed each year. Call us today at 1.800.DIAL.EYE to schedule an exam!