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What are cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that primarily affects older adults but can also occur in younger individuals. They occur when the clear lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, leading to a gradual loss of vision. Most cataracts develop with advancing age, typically between ages 60-80. People with cataracts see the world as if through a dirty window, making daily activities more difficult.

Common Questions About Cataracts

What causes cataracts?

Your eye’s natural lens is made of protein and water. When the proteins clump together, a cataract is formed. While most cataracts are brought on by advancing age, eye injury or disease can also cause cataracts. Smoking, sun exposure, and diet can be contributing factors as well.

What are the common symptoms of cataracts?

With a cataract, the eye’s natural lens becomes hard and opaque, clouding your vision, and your eyesight is not improved by glasses. Some people cannot see bright colors at their true intensity or may experience night glare or difficulty reading even with glasses. When the severity of the cataracts interferes with your activities of daily living, then cataract surgery is recommended.

Can cataracts be prevented?

While cataracts cannot always be prevented, some measures can help reduce the risk or delay their onset. These include wearing sunglasses with UV protection, quitting smoking, managing diabetes, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Is there treatment for cataracts?

Cataract surgery is the most effective treatment for cataracts. During surgery, the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure is highly successful in restoring clear vision in cataract patients.

Treatment For Cataracts

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Your NVISION surgeon is best suited to recommend the treatment for your individual needs.

Why Choose NVISION for Eye Care Needs?

Our Experience

Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.

Patient Care

Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.


We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.

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