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A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, causing blurred vision, glare and other issues with color perception and night vision. Cataracts are a progressive disease of the eye caused by aging or injury that can lead to impaired vision or if untreated, blindness.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.
Macular Degeneration is an eye disease associated with aging; it causes central vision loss due to damage to a part of the retina called the “macula”. Dry Macular Degeneration is a deterioration of the center of the retina. Wet Macular Degeneration is caused by leaky blood vessels growing under the retina. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among the aging population.
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a common condition affecting nearly 30% of adults. The eyes' natural tear film is a vital covering that protects the eye's surface, cleansing the eyes of irritants and keeping them well lubricated. If you don't generate enough tears, or if your tears are of low quality, you may suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome.