Almost everyone at some point in time, as they grow older will develop an eye cataract. Most people over 60 have some level of cataracts and almost everyone over 50 loses their ability to read and see comfortably up close.
The extent and severity of the cataract can vary but will progressively continue to get worse over time. The rate at which cataracts develop can also vary between individuals. Some types of cataracts are slow in development and can take years to affect ones vision while other types of cataracts develop much more rapidly and affect ones vision immediately.
Developing a cataract doesn’t mean a permanent loss of vision quality, or having to give up the things you love because, cataract surgery is a safe, effective way to improve your vision.
Most people with cataracts also have another age related condition known as presbyopia. Presbyopia is a common condition which begins to affect people over 40 years of age. Beginning around age 40, the natural lens inside the eye begins to harden and become less flexible. This reduces the eye’s ability to switch focus from near, far, in between and back again. The earliest sign of presbyopia is difficulty reading.
Today presbyopia can be corrected at the same time as cataracts with premium multifocal and accommodating lens technologies.
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