Cataract formation is a normal part of the aging process. Virtually everyone over the age of 70 has some degree of clouding or discoloration of their lens even though some people may not become aware of a change in vision until the cataract progresses over time. Most people develop age-related cataracts at about the same rate in each eye, although sometimes one eye is more significantly affected than the other.
Not all cataracts must be surgically removed. In fact, many patients can live for years without cataracts seriously interrupting their vision. By having regular eye exams, you and your doctor can monitor the progression of cataracts and help you protect your vision. Contact us today to schedule your eye exam.