Imagine taking a clear piece of plastic and leaving it in your backyard for 10 years. Exposed to the UV light of the sun, the plastic over time would become hazy, cloudy, and may change color. A cataract is a type of vision impairment, in which the lens of your eye becomes cloudy and yellowed, most commonly due to your eye’s natural aging process. The process can be hastened if you have a lot of UV light exposure, diabetes, trauma, or take certain medications. This often leads to symptoms like blurry, distorted, or hazy vision, as well as, increased difficulty seeing in low-light conditions and increased sensitivity to glare. While cataracts are a very common eye condition, there are still some misconceptions out there about them. If you’re concerned about developing cataracts, here are some facts vs. fiction you should know.
By being informed about the facts vs. fiction surrounding cataracts, you can take the necessary steps to maintain good eye health and address any vision changes promptly. If you have concerns about your vision or think you may be developing cataracts, it’s important to schedule a consultation with an eye doctor. At OVO LASIK + LENS, our team of experienced professionals can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and discuss your options for cataract surgery. Don’t let cataracts affect your vision any longer – schedule an appointment today.