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Watch For These 14 Common Eye Problems

Many of us take our eyesight for granted, that is until we start noticing changes and seek the advice of an optometrist. While eye problems can be associated with aging, they can happen to anyone of any age.

It’s important to recognize the early signs of eye troubles, because your doctor will be more ready to deal with them through any available treatments. Here are 14 things to look out for so you don’t lose sight of your eye health…

1. Cataracts

The Mayo Clinic notes cataracts are the result of clouding of the eye’s lens, which is like “looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.” Having a cataract will affect your ability to see near and far – from reading a book to driving a car, it adds.

Cataracts tend to develop slowly, so you may not notice any signs until they’ve had a chance to progress. You may notice you need brighter light or stronger prescription glasses at first – but if a cataract impairs your vision, surgery will be necessary. Luckily, cataract surgery is routine and generally safe, it adds.

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