What Are Cataracts

Simply put, a cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye.  Vision loss occurs as the lens losses transparency blocking light entering the eye from focusing on the retina in a normal fashion.

Worried About Cataracts

We can help.  We have the expertise to determine if you have cataracts that require intervention.

Risk Factors


Significant trauma

Oxidative stress such as smoking, UV exposure, and certain medications.

Did You Know

Half of Americans will have cataracts by age 80.

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.

It takes a surgeon approximately 15 minutes to remove a cataract.

People You May Know Who Have Cataracts

Galileo.  He went blind in his later years.

Henry Winkler.  He had cataract surgery and has normal vision.

Learn more about cataracts and schedule an appointment today. Gray Family Vision has two greater Portland Maine locations to serve you in Gray and Windham. Since 1989, we have been serving the entire Lakes Region Area including Auburn, Casco, Bridgeton, Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Fryeburg, Lewiston, Naples, New Gloucester, North Conway, North Yarmouth, Raymond, Sanford, and Yarmouth.