Cataract Awareness Month: Protect Your Vision

Cataract Awareness Month: Protect Your Vision

June is Cataract Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. At Chappelle Pharmacy, we emphasize the importance of early detection and treatment to preserve your vision and maintain your quality of life. Cataracts develop when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurred vision, difficulty with night vision, and sensitivity to light. Although cataracts are a natural part of aging, factors such as diabetes, smoking, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and certain medications can increase the risk.

Regular eye exams are crucial in detecting cataracts early. During Cataract Awareness Month, we encourage everyone to schedule a comprehensive eye exam, especially if you are over 60 or have a family history of cataracts. Early detection allows for timely treatment, which may include stronger eyeglasses, magnifying lenses, or, ultimately, cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure where the cloudy lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens. At Chappelle Pharmacy, we provide resources and support to help you understand your options and ensure you receive the best possible care. Protect your vision and take proactive steps towards eye health this June.