June is cataract awareness month.

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Here are some of the clues that you might have cataracts?

  • Vision is cloudy or blurred
  • Vision is discolored
  • Vision is impaired at night and there is more glare
  • Vision is double in one eye

A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. The proteins in the lens discolor and clump causing blurry and obscured vision. Age is the leading cause, but certain medications can speed up the process also. Two contributing factors that you can control are protecting your eyes from UV damage by wearing sunglasses, and to stop smoking.

For more details about cataracts click here.

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