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Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55? Or that more than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80? Check out these articles to learn more facts about cataracts and how you can prevent them from taking over your vision.

June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Though many of us are quite aware of cataracts and their existence, many are unaware of what cataracts are and how exactly they affect a person’s vision health. According to the Kellogg Eye Center, by the age of 65, over 90 percent of people have at least one cataract. Between the ages of 75 and […]

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How to Prevent Cataracts Naturally

How to Prevent Cataracts Naturally

Let’s get some bad news out of the way first: if you have eyes, and chances are you do, you are at risk of developing cataracts at some point in your life. It’s a natural part of aging. Your eyes become overused and tired. But this doesn’t have to be a metaphorical death sentence for […]

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UV Rays Can Increase Risk of Cataracts

UV Rays Can Increase Risk of Cataracts

Everyone knows that UV rays are responsible for the development of skin cancer, but what a lot of people aren’t aware of is that UV rays can actually increase your risk of developing cataracts and other vision problems. This fact has not always been known. Before fairly recently when various studies were performed that linked […]

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Connection Between Cholesterol and Cataracts

Is There a Connection Between Cholesterol and Cataracts?

Everyone knows that cholesterol is bad for the overall health of the body. High cholesterol levels can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis (the hardening and narrowing of the arteries) which makes a person more likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke. It’s so extremely important to keep cholesterol levels down to help […]

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Best Eye Vitamins for Cataracts

Best Eye Vitamins for Cataracts

By the time they hit 80 years old, about 50 percent of adults in western countries have had some type of experience with cataracts. Whether they currently have cataracts or had cataract surgery in the past, it’s really hard to find someone older who has not experienced this condition. So, whether you have had a […]

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Cataracts And Your Diet

Cataracts And Your Diet

Surely you’ve heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” Researchers at Oxford University in London have found that while we may not actually be what we eat, what we eat can have a profound effect on our vision. What the American Optometric Association has to say Over two million Americans have cataract surgery every […]

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Cataracts – The Leading Cause of Blindness for Those 55 Years and Older

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness for those 55 years and older, according to Eye Care America, and more than half of those over 65 have some degree of cataract development. Here’s a rundown of the seven facts you should know about this condition: 1. Cataract extractions are the most common surgical procedure in […]

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August Is Cataract Awareness Month

August Is Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know… More than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, let’s look at some of the fictions and facts surrounding this common […]

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