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Cataracts by the Numbers

June is Cataract Awareness Month. In order to commemorate this occasion and help raise awareness about this common age-related vision condition, we’ve created the following infographic providing some interesting statistics about cataracts.

How Much Do You Know about Cataracts?

As you get older, your eyes undergo changes that can result in the development of certain vision conditions. One of the most common age-related vision issues impacting Americans is cataracts. We’ve created the following quiz to help educate you about cataracts. Take our quiz to find out what you already know and what you should know about this serious vision problem.

6 Tips to Prevent Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions impacting Americans. More than 25 million individuals over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is expected that approximately 45 million Americans will develop this condition by 2050. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of cataracts.

When should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions. Currently, more than 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts, and this figure is expected to rise significantly over the next 20-30 years.

A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s lens. It develops when protein fibers in the lens become damaged. Over time as your lens becomes increasingly clouded with cataracts, the condition will result in a gradual deterioration of vision. Without treatment, cataracts can eventually result in blindness.

Am I Displaying Early Warning Signs of Cataracts?

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions, impacting over 25 million Americans. If left untreated, cataracts can eventually lead to blindness.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go blind from cataracts. Cataract surgery can be performed to replace your eye’s cloudy natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that will restore clear, sharp vision. At Kirk Eye Center, we offer a variety of premium IOL options that will eliminate the need for glasses after your procedure.

Cataract Cases on the Rise

Cataracts are already one of the leading causes of blindness around the world and based on data from the nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness, there will be a significant increase in cataract cases by 2050.

Fortunately, cataracts are easily treatable. At Kirk Eye Center, we offer the latest and most advanced cataract surgery treatment methods, allowing you to restore clear, sharp vision.