The emergence of age-related health conditions is one of the unfortunate parts of growing older. The list of health issues related to aging ranges from diabetes to dementia to cardiovascular problems. In addition to all that, the process of aging can also affect our vision in the form of cataracts.
Many people experience cataracts in their golden years. Thankfully, there are now many ways to identify and treat this often aggravating condition. The key is to know what the signs of cataracts are and how to take the right steps toward resolving the issue…
What Is a Cataract?
Put simply, a cataract is a clouding of the lens, which can progressively affect vision. Normally, a person’s vision would be clear. However, as we age, proteins in the eye can begin to deteriorate, causing our eyesight to worsen and become blurry. In essence, it’s like going from high-definition video to standard definition video.
In most cases, cataracts develop slowly over many years, which means many people may not even realize they’re affected by the condition. In many cases, the condition appears in a person’s later years: age 60 to 80.