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Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Having cataracts is like looking through a dusty or foggy car windshield. Aging is the most common cause of cataracts and usually take years to develop.




  • Having certain medical conditions, such as diabetes

  • Spending alot of time in the sun without wearing sunglasses

  • Certain medications such as corticosteroids

          - Especially long term use

  • Family members with Cataracts

  • Previous eye injuries or eye surgeries

Causes of Cataracts                           Symptoms of Cataracts

What are Cataracts?

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Having dim, blurred or clouded vision

  • Having double vision

  • Yellowing or fading of bright colors

  • Frequent changes in eye glass or contact lens perscription

  • Increased difficulty with vision during the evening

  • Distorted vision

  • Needing more light while reading