June is Cataract Awareness Month: U.S. Cataract Statistics

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss nationwide. About 95 percent of cataracts are simply a result of aging, and the risk begins increasing after age 40. June is Cataract Awareness Month, and we'd like to remind our community that early detection and treatment are important ways to combat the visual loss of cataracts. A complete dilated eye exam allows your eye doctor to see if cataracts or other eye problems are developing.

Cataract surgery is an effective, safe way to remove cataracts and replace them with a premium intraocular lens. Dr. Chris Walton is an experienced, skilled cataract surgeon serving the Gulf Coast area. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Walton in Mobile, or if you have any questions about cataracts, your vision or your eye health, please call us at 251-581-7484.

Cataract statistics in the US infographic