By age 80 50% of all Americans will have cataracts or will have had them removed.
You can delay the onset by:
1. Eating certain fruits and vegetables (dark leafy greens, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, green peas, dark green or yellow fruit) and egg yolks.
2. Not smoking
3. Protecting your eyes from sunlight with sunglasses and a hat.
4. Having regular eye exams.
What used to be a hospital stay is now an outpatient procedure to have cataracts removed. In fact it is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States and is painless.