June is Cataract Awareness Month and Specialty Eye Institute is celebrating this month by educating and offering free cataract screenings at select Michigan locations.
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it’s important to educate ourselves on cataracts and get screened.
What can a patient expect during the cataract screening?
Your eye doctor will discuss your current eye prescription and any issues or changes in your vision that you may have noticed like blurriness, or decreased vision at night, for example.
Afterward, a series of undilated, noninvasive tests will be taken to get a better look at the eyes.
Who is at risk for cataracts?
Anyone can get cataracts. While most people don’t always show symptoms until at least the age of 40, cataracts can also affect young adults or even children. Heredity, disease, eye injury and smoking could cause cataracts to develop at an earlier age.
Can you prevent cataracts?
Some steps you can take now to protect your eyes from the formation of cataracts is to wear UV blocking sunglasses, take nutritional supplements, quit smoking, and learn of any family health history.
We understand how precious your vision is, and one thing that can help us keep your eyes healthy is a vision screening at least once every other year.
Specialty Eye Institute is offering FREE CATARACT SCREENINGS through August 31, 2018.
About Specialty Eye Institute: For over 40 years, Specialty Eye Institute has been recognized as one of the eye care industry’s leading innovators in research, technology and experience. Specialty Eye Institute has 10 locations across Michigan and Ohio, and over 20 doctors on the team.