Blurred vision, glare at night, increased sensitivity to light, bright colors that now seem dull, double vision… cataracts really know how to mess with our eyesight.
Know this: you're not alone. Stats from the National Eye Institute tell us that "by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery."
Cataracts -- a clouding or opacification of the eye's lens -- aren't just reserved for the aging. They can form as a result of other eye surgery, eye injuries, birth defects, and more.
Fortunately, cataract surgery can correct this painless loss of vision.
Cataract surgery involves replacing your eye’s natural lens with an intraocular lens. Not only will this lens surgery remove the cataract; it can correct many types of visual issues including nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism so that you can see at a distance and read without glasses.