Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of treatable vision loss, accounting for approximately 42% of all cases of blindness worldwide. While cataracts affect more than 24 million Americans over the age of 40, they can occur among young adults as well as children.
Cataracts can be easily diagnosed and having an annual eye exam is important in helping protect your eyes from further damage and checking for developing eye or vision problems. This June, we encourage everyone to do their part in learning about the treatment and prevention of cataract vision loss.