No matter how you are accepting your age, it’s still hard to hear these three words: “You have cataracts.” Aging is an unavoidable part of life that most of us have come to accept.
Cataracts are considered as much a part of aging like wrinkles and age spots. You should know the signs of cataract so that you can act for it before it gets more harmful to your eyes.
More often, cataracts are mistaken as regular age-related vision loss, however, there are certain signs to look for that characterize them. Depending on the type of cataracts, Symptoms include :
- Clouded, blurred or dim vision
- Increasing difficulty with vision at night
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Need for brighter light for reading and other activities
- Seeing “halos” around lights
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
- Fading or yellowing of colors
Double vision in a single eye Some types of cataracts are completely asymptomatic until they are well developed while others may even show signs of what is known as second sight” or a temporary improvement in near vision.
Senile cataracts, which occur in elderly usually start off with an initial cloudiness in the lens, followed by swelling and shrinkage of the lens resulting in eventual blindness.
Don’t let eye problems go untreated. An annual eye exam is advised for every adult, particularly those over 40. Book your appointment today and be free with cataract.