Cataract Awareness Month: Bring Life Back into Focus
During Cataract Awareness month, Alcon is unveiling key insights from the new MyCataracts survey to help paint the picture of the emotional side of the condition.
Jun 01, 2017
Did you know that a recent survey showed that people are happier and more satisfied with their lives after cataract surgery? Also, many people say cataracts make life before surgery feel more difficult and frustrating.
During Cataract Awareness month, Alcon is unveiling key insights from the new MyCataracts survey to help paint the picture of the emotional side of the condition. Alcon conducted a survey of about 1,300 US adults, age 60 and older, who have undergone cataract surgery to gain real-world insights into the emotional journey of how the condition and treatment impacts the lives of patients.1 Important survey findings include:
Survey respondents report a range of emotions associated with cataracts – before and after surgery. Almost 60 percent of respondents said having cataracts made them feel annoyed, frustrated or old.
Nearly all the people surveyed would recommend cataract surgery. After reflecting on their own experience, 93 percent of respondents would advise someone they knew who was debating or scared about cataract surgery to get the procedure.
Many people did not recognize the emotional toll of living with cataracts. More than 50 percent of the respondents who expressed an opinion agreed that they didn’t realize how much they were missing in their lives until after having cataract surgery.
And the good news is, there are advanced treatment options available for your vision, including one that can fix both cataracts and other conditions like astigmatism at the same time. Talk to your eye care professional about how you can get two birds with one stone by fixing your cataracts and potentially reducing your need for distance glasses.
Alcon is encouraging people take action by visiting MyCataracts.com or calling
1-844-MYCATARACT (1-844-692-2827) to learn about the latest innovations in cataract surgery. Don’t forget to join the conversation on social media this month by sharing your own #MyCataracts story with others.