Dallas, Texas (PressExposure) August 02, 2011 -- Key-Whitman Eye Center, recognized as a leading eye-care facility for more than 45 years recognizes August as Cataract Awareness Month. In America, there are almost 22.3 million people age 40 and older with cataracts and cataracts have been one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. It is also estimated that more than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80.
During the August 2011, Key-Whitman Eye Center will offer tips about prevention and provide information about cataract surgery. Many are not aware that a cataract is actually a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily.
The Symptoms of Cataracts Include:
Difficulty seeing street signs, curbs, and freeway exits
Difficulty seeing traffic lights and halos or glare around lights
Difficulty seeing TV, movies or the faces of those around you
Difficulty reading printed materials such as books, newspapers and medicine labels even with good light and proper glasses
Difficulty with handiwork such as needlepoint, sewing or car repairs
Difficulty with writing checks, reading bills or filling out forms
Difficulty playing cards, bingo, dominos or other sport activities such as bowling, hunting, golf or tennis
Difficulty navigating around the house and with activities such as cooking, ironing, climbing stairs, dialing the telephone, and reading your watch
At Key-Whitman Eye Center, we offer a complete range of progressive ophthalmic services that are facilitated by an extraordinary group of experienced physicians who are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal disease as well as routine eye care is offered by the center.
Dr. Whitman, a recipient of the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award, is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Eye Surgeons. He has been recognized by D Magazine's "Best Doctors" peer review as one of Dallas' best for the last nine years.
Contact us for more information about our life-changing services. To schedule an appointment, you may call 1-888-215-1999.