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Cataract Development In Adults

POSTED ON September 7, 2010

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Myth #4 from EyeCare America is one that I had never heard before, “Older people who gain ‘second sight’ may be developing cataracts.’  This myth is TRUE. As we age our eye sight naturally tends to become weaker as our eye’s lenses are unable to change shape quickly and focus well on material.  Older adults whose eye care doctor have prescribed for them to buy eye glasses specifically reading glasses may find at times they are able to read without ...

Myth #4 from EyeCare America is one that I had never heard before, “Older people who gain ‘second sight’ may be developing cataracts.’  This myth is TRUE.

As we age our eye sight naturally tends to become weaker as our eye’s lenses are unable to change shape quickly and focus well on material.  Older adults whose eye care doctor have prescribed for them to buy eye glasses specifically reading glasses may find at times they are able to read without glasses.  This leads them to naturally think their eye sight has improved when in all actuality this means they are becoming more nearsighted!  What a deceiving myth.

Moments of better vision are so deceiving as increased nearsightedness actually indicates a possible sign of early cataract development.  Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens as proteins in the lens clump together making vision more difficult.  Cataracts tend to form as we age and these proteins lump together.  According to both Indianapolis eye doctors and Indiana eye doctors, cataracts are preventable as many cataracts form from the eye’s overexposure to the sun.  Wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats protecting the eyes and face block the sun from damaging sight and lower the tendency for cataracts in the future.

Although it would be nice if as we age eyes grew stronger, this simply isn’t the case.  Older adults need to be aware of the eye diseases they are prone to like cataracts.  Protect your eyes today!

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