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Today, we have an eye-health related question for you:
Q: Who is at risk of developing cataracts?
A: Generally, cataracts develop as part of the aging process, so everyone is at risk eventually. By age 75, about 70 percent of people will have cataracts. As we age, the eye’s lens slowly becomes less flexible, less transparent and thicker. Then areas of the lens become cloudy as protein in the lens begins to clump together.
As June is Cataracts Awareness Month, our Wise Family Eye team strives to share the most educational information as possible with our current and potential patients.