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You use the lens of your eye from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep – and across multiple distances – for activities such as driving, reading, golfing, gardening, and watching your grandchildren play.
Since cataracts start small and form slowly, you may not notice any impact on your vision at first. Then, as the cataract grows larger and it clouds more of your lens, it will distort the light passing through the lens, which will lead to more noticeable symptoms.
Images for illustrative purposes only. Actual results may vary.
Around 24.4 million Americans currently have cataracts, so you aren’t alone.1 If your cataract is in the earlier stages, it may not need to be corrected immediately, and a prescription for new eyewear can help. However, all cataracts will eventually need to be gently removed through surgery and replaced with a small, soft, and clear artificial lens, called an IOL (intraocular lens). Rest assured, this is one of the most common outpatient procedures performed.
If you’re over the age of 40 and are experiencing any of these cataract symptoms, you should make an appointment with your ophthalmologist to have your eyes checked.