Symptoms of Cataracts
Cataracts often develop slowly, making them difficult to detect because there are
no sudden changes in vision. Regular visits to the eye doctor are important for
catching changes in your vision before they become problematic, but you can also
watch out for several symptoms, such as:
- Cloudy vision
- Halos around lights
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Double vision in one eye
- Poor night vision
- Seeing faded colors
- Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions
Is Surgery Right for Me?
When cataracts are in their early stages, you may be able to manage the problem
with an updated prescription to your glasses or contact lenses. But as they develop,
your loss of vision may start to interfere with how you enjoy and engage in everyday
activities like reading or driving.
Your eye doctor will help determine whether you are an ideal candidate for cataract surgery. Your doctor will assess your current eye health and review your medical history to make sure you don’t have pre-existing conditions that would rule out the procedure.