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A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. A cataract is apparent within the lens (nucleus, cortex and capsule) when the nucleus becomes opaque or when small opacities develop in the cortex, blocking or scattering light.

Effects of Cataract

  • Blurred distance vision, especially outdoors.
  • Headlights and stoplights appear to have streaks or halos.
  • Discomfort Glare Sensitivity
  • Veiling Glare Sensitivity
  • Decreased Contrast Sensitivity
  • Reading ability is impaired because print appears faded and lacks contrast.
  • Color distinction is impaired, blues appear green and yellow appear white.

Suggested Products

Glare Shield products have UV protection and are specifically designed to reduce glare.
Pre-operative: 465 70% Yellow
  505 56% Orange
Post-operative: 533 35% Amber/Orange

UVShields are standard products with UV protection.


25.9% Polarized Amber
  50 54% Medium Yellow
  68 52% Light Orange
Post-operative: 40* 16% Medium Amber
  42P* 21.2% Polarized Grey
  21 32% Medium Grey
  22 13% Dark Grey
  81 20% Medium Plum
*Available in SpectraShield frames only

NoIR products have UV protection and IR protection.
Pre-operative: 12 40% Light Grey-Green
  11 40% Light Amber
  61 40% Light Orange
Post-operative: 01 10% Medium Amber
  02 18% Medium Grey-Green

Percents (%) represent amount of visible light transmitted through each lens.

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