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3 Ways You Can Start Reducing Your Risk of Cataracts Today

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40, affecting more than 22 million Americans today. According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 30 million Americans are expected to have cataracts by the year 2020. No matter your current age, there is always time to start changing your daily habits in order to reduce your chance of developing cataracts. Here’s how to start.

Quit Smoking

If you’re currently a smoker, you’re already aware of the risks smoking imposes on your health. Smoking has been proven to cause lung disease and asthma, but were you aware that your daily pack can affect your eye health? Research suggests that smoking cigarettes daily could increase a person’s chance of developing cataracts.

Wear Sunglasses

With Memorial Day just around the corner, people everywhere will start preparing to spend more time outdoors. Protect your eyes from the summer sun by wearing protective eyewear such as sunglasses. Ultraviolet light has been proven to hasten the formation of cataracts, so do your best to limit your sun exposure.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

A healthy lifestyle benefits your entire body! By eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, you can reduce your risk of developing cataracts. Ensure that you’re incorporating foods high in antioxidants into your diet.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community.  We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours. You can also schedule an appointment online! You can access our web scheduler through our website or Facebook page.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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