A family history of cataracts
or other eye problems
Note: Talk to your doctor about how often you should get your eyes tested.
These steps may lower your risk:
Treat any health problems that you have.
Do not stay in the sun for too long. Wear a hat and UVA/UVB-blocking sunglasses.
If you smoke, talk to your doctor about how to quit.
Wear safety glasses when you play sports.
Cataract. American Optometric Association website. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/cataract?sso=y. Accessed February 13, 2019.
What are cataracts? American Academy of Ophthalmology website. Available at: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-cataracts. Updated November 9, 2018. Accessed February 13, 2019.
Last reviewed December 2018 by
EBSCO Medical Review BoardJames P. Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 2/13/2019
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