Cataract is a condition where the eye lens becomes cloudy and things appear hazy, blurry, or not as colorful as they should be. For a person who has cataracts, it may seem as if one is looking through a fogged-up window. Since the most common cause of cataracts is age, senior eye care is essential however it could start as soon as the age of 40 resulting from the breakdown of proteins.
Symptoms of Cataracts
Although not noticeable in the early stages, as the condition progresses, the symptoms start to become more evident. The most common symptom of cataracts being cloudy vision.
Other common symptoms of cataracts include:
- Difficulty with nighttime vision
- Sensitivity to glare and light
- Need for brighter lights for reading
- Double vision in a single eye
- Seeing “halos” around lights
- Frequent changes in contact or eyeglass prescriptions
We can diagnose cataracts during your annual eye exam. Dr. Lininger will utilize several eye exams to determine whether or not you have cataracts. Cataracts and the severity of the condition.
Preparing for the Exam
Before going to your appointment, please be prepared to tell the doctor of any issues and help information such as: