Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

Twenty-five million Americans are affected by cataracts. For Cataract Awareness Month, Friends for Sight wants you to be aware of the early signs of cataracts, to get regular eye exams, and to take preventive measures to reduce your risk.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a treatable condition that occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy due to the abnormal clumping of proteins. The lens is important because it focuses images onto the retina at the back of the eye. The image is then processed and sent to the brain. The cataract interferes with this process.

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