June is a busy month for eye care. It is both Cataract Awareness Month and preparation for Fireworks Safety.
Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. Nearly everyone will develop cataracts as they age, which can lead to vision loss. Fortunately, cataract surgery can improve your vision. Learn more in this infographic.
Here are some vision changes you may notice if you have a cataract:
- Having blurry vision
- Seeing double (when you see two images instead of one)
- Being extra sensitive to light
- Having trouble seeing well at night, or needing more light when you read
- Seeing bright colors as faded or yellow instead
Did you know sparklers can burn 10x hotter than boiling water? Ouch!
Poll: 1/3 of Americans know someone who has been injured by fireworks or has been injured by fireworks themselves.