Our vision is important to all of us, yet far too many people suffer from unnecessary vision loss that can be remedied with simple, outpatient procedures. In fact, at least 75 percent of disease-related vision loss is avoidable through prevention or treatment. Don’t be part of the statistics; get treated now to start seeing life clearly again.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. More than 24 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from cataracts, which cause clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision, yet the condition is easily remedied with surgery.
You don’t have to live with vision loss.
Cataract surgery, which removes the cloudy part of the lens and replaces it with an artificial lens, is one of the most common operations performed in the United States and is 98 percent successful in restoring vision loss. Surgery is virtually painless and patients can return home the same day.
What’s stopping you from restoring your vision? Having cataracts removed now can prevent lead to better quality of life. Find a physician now.
Don’t have cataracts? Here are other ways you can protect your vision:
- Get regular eye exams. Many eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in early stages, when they’re most treatable. The best way to catch diseases early are through regular eye screenings, which doctors recommend beginning at age 40 or earlier if you have eye disease risk factors, including family history, diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Wear Sunglasses. Too much sunlight exposure can increase your risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases. Since sun damage can build up over a lifetime, make sure you and your children wear UV-protective eyewear and even wide-brimmed hats.
- Stop smoking. Smoking increases your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration as well as other health problems, such as cancer. The longer you smoke, the higher your risk, so don’t wait to quit.