If you've recently noticed that your vision doesn't seem to be as clear as it was, you may need a new prescription for your glasses or contact lenses. However, the change in your vision might be due to early symptoms of cataracts.
If you are middle-aged or older, and you are concerned that your vision has recently changed, it's important to schedule an appointment and have your eyes checked. During your appointment, Dr. Chris Walton will evaluate your risk factors for cataracts and check to see if you exhibit any symptoms.
Typical symptoms of cataracts include:
- Vision that can be described as cloudy or blurry
- Sensitivity to bright lights
- Sensitivity to glare
- Glasses or contact lens prescriptions that frequently fluctuate
- Feeling like it's difficult to see clearly at night, especially while driving
- Having one eye that seems to have double vision
Typically, cataracts do not hurt, which is one reason that people with early symptoms do not immediately realize what is happening to their eyes. Eventually, cataracts become visible and cause the eye...