There are millions of people suffering from cataracts throughout the United States. The clouding of the lens is an incredibly common ailment as we grow older. For those with cataracts, seeing through such a cloudy lens can be troublesome. Vision may appear blurry or dulled. Most cataracts develop over time and may not disturb eyesight during the early stages. In time, cataracts will interfere with daily vision. The best option is to catch the symptoms early.
While many people may suffer from cataracts, not everyone knows of the specific symptoms to watch for. The signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Clouded or blurry vision
- Increased difficulty seeing at night
- Sensitivity to light
- Seeing “halos” near light sources
- Frequent changes to eyeglass prescription
- Fading colors
- Double vision in one eye
At first, the cloudiness of cataracts may only affect a small portion of the lens. Most people won’t even notice any vision loss for some time. As the cataract expands, however, more of the lens becomes clouded and will effectively distort the light passing through. This could lead to worsening symptoms that are more noticeable over time.
Visiting a Doctor
Most patients are worried about visiting a doctor. It is completely understandable. At the first sign of any noticeable vision changes, it is smart to make an appointment with an experienced eye doctor.
Should you develop worsening symptoms, including double vision, flashes of light, or sudden eye pain, visit a doctor immediately. Do not wait for symptoms to pass or to worsen because they will if left alone for too long.
If you experience any cataract symptoms, like those mentioned above, contact Yes Eye Specialists by calling 302-454-8800. We would be happy to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Do not wait to improve your vision!