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's pupil to appear white or grey.
Once your cataracts progress to a more advanced stage, you will need to undergo cataract surgery in order to remove your eye's cloudy natural lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Dr. Walton uses the most advanced laser cataract surgery technology, ensuring you achieve the best possible results.
If you think that you might have early symptoms of cataracts, please contact Dr. Chris Walton today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Walton serves patients in Mobile, Alabama.