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Cataract Prevention


Although there is no way to completely prevent cataracts, not smoking, consuming antioxidants (such as antioxidant vitamin supplements), and wearing a hat and UV-protected sunglasses when outdoors, may help. It is also important to get a comprehensive eye examination regularly. But since vision problems increase with age, if you are over age 60, you should have a comprehensive eye examination once a year.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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