Are you experiencing cloudy, yellowed or faded vision? Perhaps you see halos around objects at night or have double vision? You could be one of the millions of Americans who have cataracts. Your symptoms may not be all that bad at first — in fact, you may have cataracts and not even notice the symptoms. But if left untreated, cataracts can interfere with your independence. They can keep you from experiencing your life clearly. If you relate to the cataract story in the video below, it’s time to schedule an appointment.
What are Cataract Symptoms?
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing at night, especially while driving
- Sensitivity to bright lights
- Halos around lights
- Faded or yellowed colors
- Double vision in the affected eye
- A need to change your glasses or contact prescription frequently
People with cataracts typically do not experience symptoms like pain or discomfort in the eye until the cataract has become more advanced. The eye will also appear normal to others until the cataract reaches an advanced state.
If you are experiencing vision problems, you should schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eye care professional. During the eye exam, your doctor will perform tests to determine whether you have a cataract. If a cataract is present, he or she will review your options and help you decide if surgery is the next step.