June is Cataract Awareness Month

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Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Unlike many eye diseases, however, vision loss due to cataract can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States.  But if not treated, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that early detection and treatment of cataracts is critical to preserving sight.

If your vision just isn’t what it used to be, we highly recommend a complete eye checkup.  And if you do have cataracts, we have the absolute latest technology to help – including advanced lenses that not only remove the clouding from cataracts but actually improve your vision and reduce your reliance on glasses –  along with surgeons that are recognized nationally among the very best.

To learn more about cataracts, please click here.  And to schedule an appointment, please call us at 636.728.011