Cataract Awareness Month – Get the Facts!

Cataract Awareness Month
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    What is a cataract?

    cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens and usually progresses slowly. If left untreated, cataracts may result in blindness. An annual eye exam with your eye care professional can help identify the cataract early and allow for treatment.

    Symptoms of Cataracts

    • Blurred vision
    • Sensitivity to sunlight or bright lights
    • Lack of brightness in colors
    • Increased nearsightedness
    • Seeing “halos” around lights

    Risk Factors for Developing Cataracts

    • Aging
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
    • Obesity
    • High Blood Pressure

    Protect Your Vision

    Though there is no proven way to prevent cataracts. Healthy living, wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays, and not smoking will help you reduce your risk of developing cataracts.

    In the early stage of cataracts, when your vision begins to change, you may be able to use handheld magnifiersfilter lenses to heighten contrast or improved lighting to help with everyday activities.

    A decline in your vision does not mean you need to stop participating in your favorite activities. Your eye care professional will be able to help you navigate treatment options and offer suggestions on low vision aids that can help you use your vision to the fullest. Connect with us with questions or to request information on low vision aids that will fit your needs.

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    About New England Low Vision and Blindness

    New England Low Vision and Blindness uniquely brings hope through technology, training, and care.  We are a full-service assistive technology rehabilitation training provider. We offer nearly 100% of all major electronic low vision, blindness, and software products. and have two (2) assistive technology showroom centers – one in Worcester, MA, and a second in Shelton, CT.

    At each of our technology showrooms, we provide ‘patient choice’ showcasing numerous technology options from the world’s most respected suppliers, all in line with one’s individualized budgetary limits and personal, educational or professional goals. We also provide custom training solutions and troubleshooting support.

    Widely known, tested, and trusted throughout New England, our team brings 75+ years of low vision experience. Our talent, technology, and training offerings are unmatched and highly respected. We are an extremely unique and extraordinary resource for anyone suffering from vision loss in New England. We are here to help.

    Through our free demonstrations – either at one of our conveniently located assistive technology showrooms or in their home, office or school – clients experience a relaxed 2-hour free personal demonstration of almost 100% of all low vision and blindness technologies available on the market.

    To learn more about how we Bring Hope to people who are blind or with low vision, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness please call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at  You can also use the form below to request information about our services or a free demonstration on any of our products:

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