Hi, I'm Elaine and I'm 67 years old. A few years ago I noticed simple daily activities such as reading and driving were becoming difficult due to a decline in my eyesight. I went to see my eye care professional who ran some simple tests and suggested I book in for cataract surgery. At first I was a little apprehensive about having eye surgery, but after going through it and seeing how uncomplicated and painless it is, I'm so glad I did it. I'm now able to get back to doing the things I love!
My eye care professional told me it is very common for people over the age of 65 to have cataracts. So if you or a loved one might be experiencing eyesight problems, please go and see an eye care professional. If you would like to learn more about my story and what's involved with cataract surgery, please watch this video.
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