You cannot totally eliminate the risk of cataracts, because the biggest risk factor is age. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally. That being said, there are steps you can take to prevent the onset of cataracts and possibly to slow their progression.
Because of more time in the sun this time of year, spring and summer are good opportunities to remind yourself of the cataract prevention tips below. But please note that these measures should be practiced year-round. Healthy choices made daily will prevent vision problems like cataracts and improve your overall health.
Avoid Direct Eye Exposure to UV Light
Exposure to ultraviolet light is known to be a contributing factor to the onset of cataracts. You can delay their onset by protecting your eyes from the sun and from tanning booths.
Sunglasses: Choose sunglasses that are labeled as offering...