Your Questions Answered: What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Q: What are the symptoms of cataracts?


A: Generally, cataract symptoms may be so mild initially, that you may not even notice them. You may experience blurred vision, though symptoms generally worsen over time. A lot of people who do have symptoms notice a glare from oncoming headlights while driving at night. Reading may also be easier with more lighting for those who suffer from cataracts. As cataracts progress, you may notice double vision, or a yellow-tinge or change in how you view colors.


Cataracts usually develop as a result of the natural aging process, though they do appear in younger people too. Ultraviolet exposure, trauma, vitamin deficiencies and certain genetic conditions can also cause cataracts.


If you believe you might have cataracts, the first step is to schedule a cataract eye exam at OCLI. We will perform a series of eye tests to help determine the severity of your cataract. If cataract surgery is required, surgical options will be discussed, such as advanced laser-assisted cataract removal and multi-focal lenses, which can help reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery. Medical advancements have made cataract surgery so precise that it is regarded as one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures.


Call OCLI today to schedule your cataract exam and consultation at 1-866-SEE-OCLI (1-866-733-6254).

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