There are three types of cataracts:
nuclear cataract forms in the lens. Those over 65 are more prone
to develop this type of cataract. More than half of all
Americans over the age of 65 will develop a cataract.
cortical cataract forms in the lens, then grows from the outside to the
center of the lens. Diabetics are more prone to develop this type
subcapsular cataract forms in the back of the lens. Those with diabetes,
high hyperopia (Far-sightedness) or retinitis pigmentosa may be at a
higher risk to develop this type of cataract.
Ultraviolet light is a known catalyst for the formation
of cataracts, so we recommend wearing 100% UV blocking
sunglasses which will lessen your exposure over time.
Other studies point to people with diabetes as a higher risk
group for cataract development than those who do not suffer
Cigarettes, air pollution, heavy drug usage and severe
alcohol consumption may also contribute to your chances of