Cataracts are not contagious but simply a change in the transparent lens behind your iris (colored part of the eye). 

What are the risk factors for cataracts?
Cataracts usually occur as a result of aging, but other factors may also put you at risk:

  • Diabetes

  • Smoking or excessive alcohol use

  • Steroid use

  • Cumulative UV light exposure

  • Eye injuries

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Family history


What are some symptoms of cataracts?

  • Reduced intensity of color hues

  • Poor night vision 

  • Increased glare around objects, especially at night

  • Light sensitivity

  • Hazy vision

  • Blurry vision even when wearing glasses


How are cataracts treated?

  • In the early stages, changing your prescription and adding anti-glare treatments help alleviate some of the symptoms

  • As your cataracts progress and your daily activities and overall quality of vision are impaired, our doctors will refer you to a cataract surgeon so you may get a consultation on the next steps for surgery to help improve your vision.