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What is a cataract?

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Healthy Vision

Vision with Cataracts

A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As we age, proteins in the eye’s lens clump together forming cloudy areas. This clouding interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina and causes vision to become cloudy, dull and faded. Early development of cataracts may not affect vision but as the cataract worsens, eventual blindness can occur.

Recognize the signs & symptoms of a cataract:

  • Blurry, clouded or faded vision
  • Your glasses prescription is changing often or no longer works
  • Colors appear dull or washed out
  • Difficult reading in low light
  • Poor night vision
  • Halos around lights or glare
  • Sensitivity to sunlight or bright lights

Concerned you may have a cataract?

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About Cataract Surgery
More than 3 million cataract procedures are performed in the U.S. each year and is the most successful surgery today. It’s time to discover if you are ready for cataract surgery. Call 
(757) 209-2222 to schedule your cataract exam with one of our board-certified, experienced surgeons today. Medicare & most insurance plans cover the cost of this exam.