Slide show: Age-related vision problems
A normal lens and a lens affected by cataracts
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As you age, so do your eyes. You might find that you have difficulty reading small print or that you need brighter lighting at your desk. Eye conditions that could lead to more-serious vision problems also become more common with age.

Consider cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Most cataracts develop slowly and don't disturb eyesight early on. At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts. Eventually cataracts can interfere with your vision and, left untreated, cause blindness. However, even with advanced cataracts, vision can usually be restored with surgery.

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