Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process and are as common as wrinkles or graying of hair. However, unlike many other changes that occur as we age, cataracts can now be corrected in a way that offers the potential for greatly improved vision and with much less dependence on glasses.

The normal crystalline lens usually remains clear for many decades, but as it accumulates damage from UV light, metabolic changes, environmental and dietary toxins, radiation or simply aging, it becomes cloudy and darker, allowing less light to pass unobstructed to the retina. This leads to impaired vision and symptoms such as frequent glasses prescription changes, reduced night vision, increased problems with glare from on-coming traffic, fading of colors and difficulty reading. Although these changes can occur rapidly, they usually occur slowly and insidiously over many years and often times go unnoticed until vision testing by your doctor.

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