Ask An Eye Doctor allows AlwaysCare members to ask eye doctors and eye care
professionals vision questions. We have also supplied a list of frequently
asked question and answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are cataracts?
If the normally clear lens in the eye becomes cloudy, it is called a cataract. As the lens becomes cloudy, vision becomes blurred and/or distorted. A cataract usually starts very small and practically unnoticeable but grows gradually larger and cloudier. Eyeglasses or contact lenses can be prescribed to provide clearer vision until cataracts develop to the point that they impair vision. Then they need to be removed surgically.