Reducing Your Risk of Cataracts
Though the development of cloudiness within the lens of the eye is usually tied to growing older, other health issues and lifestyle choices can contribute to your risk for cataracts. Stephen Wilmarth, M.D., has more than 38 years of experience treating cataracts in the Sacramento area and beyond.
Preventive steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy and combat cataract development at any age include:
Maintaining good overall health: Balanced diet, regular exercise and other healthy choices can help you avoid diseases like diabetes, which can damage the lens of the eye through high blood sugar levels
Not smoking: Using cigarettes and other tobacco products can encourage the development of chemicals that make you more susceptible to cataracts, along with many other health concerns
Protecting your eyes: Wear sunglasses outdoors to avoid overexposure to sunlight or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light
During your vision consultation, Dr. Wilmarth will review your medical history for any family history of cataracts. If you’re genetically predisposed to this condition, Dr. Wilmarth can discuss the suitability of cataract surgery or other treatment options to keep your vision healthy and functional at any age.
If you would like to learn more about diagnosis and treatment options for cataracts, please contact Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center or call 916-850-3060 today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Wilmarth is pleased to see patients throughout the Greater Sacramento area.