Robert: “I felt like I was looking through dirty glass. As an airline pilot, my career depends on my eyesight. It was scary to hear that, at 51, I had early stages of cataracts.”
Did you think you have to be a senior citizen to get a cataract?
● Cataracts are affecting people at a younger age – as early as 40 years old.
● Cataracts have increased 19% in the last decade.
Cataracts is a leading cause of visual impairment in the world. Every year more than 3 million North Americans have surgery for a cataract in one or both eyes. By age 80, more than half of the North American population will have had surgery for a cataract or have a cataract.
Do you feel resigned to a cloudy future- helplessly witnessing your eyesight get worse?
Until recently, surgery was the only answer. Now, new research helps you keep your eyes healthy, so you hold on to your vision – no matter how old you are.
But your eyes won’t stay healthy by themselves. You have to take care of them with the right nutritional support.
Wouldn’t you like to receive help in your fight against cataracts?
What are cataracts?
Your eyes have lenses which focus light. When you are young, the lenses are nice and clear. The light passes through easily and your lenses produce sharp pictures of what you see.
As you age, the lenses become harder and cloudy. When the light hits the lens, it’s like hitting crystals. The light scatters, so things look blurry or fuzzy.
What causes cataracts?
The lenses in your eyes are made mostly of protein. As you age, the chemicals that make up the lenses change. The lenses becomes thicker and less clear, creating a cloudy film – kind of like a smudge on a camera lens, or a film on a window. This cloud in your lens is called a cataract.
Did you know? “Cataract” comes from the Latin word “cataracta”, which means “waterfall.” Your vision with a cataract is like looking through a waterfall.
What are cataract symptoms?
● Your vision is cloudy, as if you were looking through a foggy window
● You need stronger light to read at night
● Sunlight seems too bright or glaring
● At night, oncoming headlights cause more glare than before
● Colors appear less bright than before
Are you at risk for cataracts?
Cataracts are common in older adults, but younger adults are now getting them too. It’s estimated that more than half of North Americans have a cataract by the age of 80.
Besides aging, you can develop cataracts from:
● Sun exposure
● Diabetes or high blood pressure
● Heavy alcohol consumption
● Certain medications, such as steroids
Now there is a product to help you reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
Cataract surgery can be very effective, but wouldn’t it be nice to have healthy eyes, and never develop cataracts?
…Studies show that lifestyle changes and the right nutrients can protect your vision.
In fact, the same nutrients that protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), also protect you from developing cataracts, and maintain your vision if you have cataracts.