Warning Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the more common eye problems people develop as they age. Unfortunately, they develop so slowly and gradually that many people don’t realize that they’re suffering from them until they have been dealing with them too long. This is why regular eye exams become more and more important as the years go by. But if you haven’t had an eye exam in some time, here are some cataract symptoms and signs to look for.

Cataract Symptoms

● Cataracts commonly cause clouded, blurred, or dimmed vision.
● Your vision may become increasingly poor at night.
● People commonly see “halos” around lights.
● Sensitivity to light and glare. Some say that their vision looks similar to when they are developing a migraine.
● Need for brighter lights for reading.


Diagnosis of cataracts is now done with a few simple, noninvasive, painless tests. After diagnosis, your ophthalmologist will discuss options for treatment with you. If your vision cannot be treated with prescription glasses, the only option is surgery to remove the cataract. Typically, there is no rush to remove the cataract, as it will not permanently damage the eye. It is best to consider the surgery when the cataract begins to affect your quality of life. This is a very routine procedure and can have your vision back to how is was pre-cataract in no significant time.


See your Eye Doctor

If you notice any of these cataracts symptoms, schedule an appointment with your Michigan eye doctor immediately and get checked out. Having routine general eye exams will help you to identify problems before they get worse, so speak with your doctor about your concerns.

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