You may be aware that long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can cause permanent eye injury and disease, such as cataracts. Many products are marketed for their ability to protect eyes from UV damage: eyeglasses, sunglasses, and even contact lenses are now available with anti-UV coatings. However, you may not know that visible blue-violet light also poses a threat to your optical health. Below is more information on this menace to eyesight and what you can do to protect your eyes from being harmed:
While previous generations used to accept blurry vision as a natural part of aging, modern eye care patients stop by for an assessment at the slightest change in reading power. This increasing trust in healthcare is beneficial because it helps optometrists catch the earliest warning signs of cataracts in young patients. If your eye doctor wants to schedule cataract removal surgery and you're well under the retirement age, consider these facts that affect your surgical experience.