June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Around half of Australians aged between over 65 to 74 have cataracts so it’s important that an entire month is dedicated to education and awareness!
A cataract may display a number of different symptoms and be caused by a variety of factors, including age, injury, and certain diseases. Cataract symptoms can include:

  • cloudy or foggy vision
  • blurry or distorted vision
  • changes in colour vision
  • frequent increases in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions
  • poor night vision (especially affected by headlights)
  • progressive loss of vision
  • halos or glare around lights
  • double vision
  • loss of contrast
  • a white or ‘milky’ spot over the pupil of the eye

Find out more about cataracts and their treatment