In addition to ushering in the summer season, June is Cataract Awareness month.
Cataracts occur in the lens of the eye. The lens is located behind the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. The function of the lens is to focus light on the retina, which transmits images through the optic nerve to the brain. Normally, the lens of our eyes are clear, however when cataracts occur, the area of the lens becomes cloudy or opaque. Cataracts can negatively impact vision, depending on