June is Cataract
Awareness Month

Cathy Cataracts

Does it feel like things aren’t as colorful and vibrant as they used to be? These could be symptoms of cataracts.1

If you are one of the more than 24 million Americans living with cataracts, your vision can dull over time and could impact your ability to see not only details, but also the brightness and vividness of colors.1,2

June is Cataract Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time to learn more about this condition and understand your treatment options. This year, to raise awareness and illustrate the effects of cataracts on seeing colors, Alcon commissioned a special piece of artwork by renowned New York-based artist Monika Bravo.

Can you see the difference between these two images?

Image without cataracts (simulation)

Image with cataracts (simulation)

This Cataract Awareness Month take these steps to get informed:

Explore the website for more information about cataracts and treatment options

Explore the website for more information about cataracts and treatment options

Hear from others</a> who rediscovered the brightness and vividness of colors after cataract surgery

Hear from others who rediscovered the brightness and vividness of colors after cataract surgery

Share your love of art and your #MyCataracts story

Share your love of art and your #MyCataracts story on social media

Have an informed conversation with your doctor on which corrective lens is right for you

Talk with your doctor about which lens is right for you

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References:

  1. National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. Facts about cataract. National Eye Institute website. https://nei.nih.gov/health/cataract/cataract_facts. Updated September 2015. Accessed May 13, 2019.
  2. Cataract. Vision Problems in the US website. http://visionproblemsus.org/cataract/cataract-definition.html. Accessed May 13, 2019.