June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract awareness

See Clearly with Bend Surgery Center

June marks Cataract Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of eye health and the impact of cataracts on vision. At Bend Surgery Center, we are proud to be a leading provider of cataract surgeries, performing over 3,000 procedures annually. Our commitment to excellence ensures that our patients receive the best care possible, restoring their vision and enhancing their quality of life.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurred vision and difficulty seeing clearly. This condition is a natural part of aging, but it can also result from factors such as diabetes, smoking, and prolonged exposure to UV rays. While cataracts can significantly impair vision, they are treatable through a safe and effective surgical procedure.

The Importance of Early Detection

Early detection of cataracts is crucial for successful treatment. Regular eye exams can help identify cataracts in their initial stages, allowing for timely intervention. If you notice symptoms such as cloudy or blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, or increased sensitivity to light, it's essential to consult with an eye care professional.

Our Commitment to Your Vision

At Bend Surgery Center, our experienced ophthalmologists use advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to perform cataract surgery with precision and care. We understand the importance of vision in your daily life and strive to provide exceptional service that meets your individual needs.

Preventing Cataracts

While some risk factors for cataracts are beyond your control, you can take steps to reduce your risk:

  • Wear Sunglasses: Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet: Foods rich in antioxidants, such as leafy greens and fruits, can help support eye health.
  • Avoid Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of cataracts, so quitting can benefit your overall health.

This June, join us in raising awareness about cataracts and the importance of eye health. If you or a loved one are experiencing vision changes, contact Bend Surgery Center to schedule an appointment. Together, we can help you see clearly and enjoy life to the fullest.