Cataracts: What Are They and How Do They Impact Vision?

The early onset cataracts can occur from over exposure to UV and blue light.

Has your vision become cloudy or foggy over the years? Have you noticed colors don’t appear as bright or vibrant as they used to? Are you experiencing glare or halos around lights? If so, you may have a cataract in one or both of your eyes.

In the video below, Dr. Ryan Corte reviews what you need to know about cataracts.

If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.

A cataract is a very common condition where the lens in your eye – similar to the lens of a camera lens – clouds up. Cataracts typically occur with age, however, can occur earlier in life if you are on certain medications, have diabetes, or had a significant eye injury.

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The best way to prevent the early development of cataracts is to eat well and to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful light.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, it’s common for your eye doctor to monitor their progression until they’ve advanced to the point where you’re ready for cataract surgery.

Curious if you have cataracts? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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Ryan Corte, OD
Dr. Ryan Corte is an experienced leader with a strong passion for health and wellness education and information transparency. He believes that simplifying health and wellness information helps improve comprehension. This drives greater compliance and better life choices. He is an entrepreneurial professional with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. He also completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Illinois College of Optometry. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family, and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.