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Can you have a 20/20 vision and still be diagnosed with cataract?
Yes, you can. Having a cataract just means that the lens of your eye has become cloudy and hardened—a process which begins at around 50 years of age and does not preclude 20/20 vision. When it becomes visually significant—that is, when it degrades your vision, changes color perception, or causes glare at nighttime—only then does it need surgical care.
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