June is Cataract Awareness month, bringing attention to the leading cause of blindness all over the world. Cataracts are so common that more than half of all Americans will have at least one by the age of 80! As such a frequent occurring eye health issue, it is important to know the signs and symptoms, prevention tips, and cataract surgery treatment options.
Signs and Symptoms
Are you experiencing the following symptoms of cataracts?
- Cloudy or blurred vision
- Glare issues
- Double vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Seeing halos around lights
So what are your treatment options?
The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. But fear not, the expert ophthalmologists at Corrective Eye Center in the Greater Cleveland area offer state of the art no-needle, no-stitch cataract surgery, the latest in laser cataract refractive surgery, and offer the option to upgrade with premium lens replacement – using intraocular lenses to correct near or distant vision as well as astigmatism.
How can I protect myself and others?
- Make and keep your regular eye exams
- Stop smoking
- Wear sunglasses
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Review other eye health tips here
And don’t forget! Protect your eyes from the dangers of fireworks this Independence Day. View tips from our 2015 blog.
Contact Corrective Eye Center at (216) 574-8900 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors in one of 3 Cleveland area locations or fill out our request an appointment form.