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Cataracts – The fog to our vision

Cataracts are completely treatable.

The crystalline lens in your eye is made of water and protein.  It’s a clear part of your eye that helps you focus light or an image into the retina – the retina then sends this to your brain to process into what you’re seeing.  Sometimes as we age, the protein in our eyes can clump together and start to cloud.  This is what a cataract is.  The crystalline lens must be clear in order to “see” a good image.

There are many ways to slow down this process.  Good nutrition, wearing sunglasses or a brimmed hat for protection in the sun, and not smoking are a few.

For more information check out National Eye Institute’s Facts About Cataracts.