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Having cataracts is like looking through a dirty windshield every time you open your eyes. Over 24.4 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts. You probably expected that age to be a bit older. But, in fact, if you’re in your thirties, you should already start thinking about cataract prevention. Cataracts can lead to partial or full blindness, making doing the things you’re used to doing every day, like driving or just walking by yourself, impossible. Don’t just think this condition is for the elderly. Start taking care of your eye health today so you aren’t met with a nasty, blurry surprise. Here are things you can do to prevent cataracts.

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Get better lighting

If you find yourself needing to strain your eyes in your home, get better lighting. Regularly straining your eyes can cause cataracts later in life. On that note, check with your doctor early to see if you need reading glasses. Even if your vision seems perfect, straining just slightly to read small text for prolonged periods of time could lead to cataracts.

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