August Is Cataract Awareness Month

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Fact: Cataracts can occur at any age.

Fact: Realistically, if you live long enough, you will get a cataract.

Fact: Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older and this number is rapidly increasing.

Here is the good news. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery within the United States. While it is not without risk, 9 out of 10 people regain very good vision somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 according to Prevent Blindness. The even better news is that with FDA approved advanced lens technology patients have options that reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery. To learn more about advanced lens cataract surgery click here.

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What Is A Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. While most cataracts present with advancing age, there are other factors which can cause or accelerate a cataract. No one knows the exact reason a cataract occurs. We do know that a number of factors can contribute to this condition. Exposure to ultraviolet light, trauma, diabetes and even lifestyle factors such as diet, alcohol consumption and smoking have an impact on the development of a cataract.
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Schedule Your Cataract Evaluation For Advanced Lens Cataract Surgery Today!

Dr. WuTo learn more about your options please contact Laurie, our refractive surgery coordinator, and start on your path to better vision. Laurie can be reached at 617-636-1055. You may email Laurie at LConnolly1@tuftsmedicacenter.org. Learn more about Premium Lens and Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery with Board Certified, Cornea Trained, Dr. Helen Wu.

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Biewend Building, 11th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-636-7800Fax: 617-636-9267Refractive Coordinator: 617-636-1055

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1371 Beacon Street,
Suite 100
Brookline, MA 02446

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725 Concord Avenue,
Suite 2200
Cambridge, MA 02138

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1 Washington Street,
Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

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New England Eye Center (Main Office)
Tufts Medical Center

Biewend Building, 9-11 Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-636-4600Fax: 617-636-4866

Laser Vision Center

Biewend Building, 11th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-636-7800Fax: 617-636-9267Refractive Coordinator: 617-636-1055

New England Eyewear Optical Shop

Biewend Building, 11th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-636-7800Fax: 617-636-1264
Hours: M – F | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Floating Hospital for Children, 6th Floor
755 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-636-6769Fax: 617-636-3305

New England Eye Center – Brighton at Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

11 Nevins Street,
Suite 205
Brighton, MA 02135-3503
Toll Free: 800-391-7890Tel: 617-783-5050Fax: 617-783-0734

New England Eye Center – Brookline

1371 Beacon Street,
Suite 100
Brookline, MA 02446
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New England Eye Center – Cambridge

725 Concord Avenue,
Suite 2200
Cambridge, MA 02138
Toll Free: 833-864-8488Tel: 617-876-3660Fax: 617-876-2542

New England Eye Center – Framingham

959 Concord Street Suite 302
Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 508-879-3204Fax: 508-620-0098

New England Eye Center – Wellesley

1 Washington Street,
Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Toll Free: 800-452-2084Tel: 781-237-6770Fax: 781-237-4727