Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has announced that June is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) and Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired are helping to educate Cincinnati about the world’s leading cause of blindness.
According to PBA, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. During the course of the month, CABVI and Clovernook Center will provide information on the symptoms, risk factors and available treatments of this condition via their social media channels.
“There are many lifestyle factors associated with cataracts, some of these can be identified by a routine eye exam from an eye care professional,” CABVI Executive Director John Mitchell said.
Clovernook Center President and CEO Robin Usalis adds, “we hope everyone 40 and over makes screening a priority.”