Happy Cataracts Awareness Month! What You Need to Know

Medical Awareness
August is Cataracts Awareness Month. Here at Eyecare & Eyewear Optometry, our Carrollton eye doctors are celebrating by telling everyone we know everything we know about cataracts. Cataracts — basically, when an eye’s lens gets clouded up — is a persistent menace to the optometry community (in fact, optometrists love spreading awareness about the condition so much that Cataract Awareness Month is also celebrated in June). And it’s a challenge about which we’re determined to spread awareness. Why? Just take a look at the stats: More than 20 million Americans older than 40 years of age are currently suffering from cataracts. That sizable chunk of the U.S. population soars, however, when you look at the elderly: almost 70 percent of Americans over the age of 75 are affected by cataracts.…
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