Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of your eye and are one type of optometry issue many people face as they age. They can impair your vision and ability to function normally and may even require cataract surgery. At Family Eyecare of Glendale in Glendale, AZ, we recommend getting an eye exam regularly to monitor and check for cataracts. If you're facing any of the following symptoms, reach out to an eye care professional soon for an optometry appointment.
Blurry or Cloudy Vision
Having cataracts can cause you to feel like you're looking through a cloudy window. This vision impairment is the most common symptom of cataracts but it can progress slowly over time and may take a while to notice as your vision changes slowly.
Reduced Night Vision
The inability to see in dim light is another common symptom of cataracts, which means your night vision will be poor. This means it may be difficult to drive at night.
Sensitivity to Light
As the cataracts progress, irritation from bright lights can occur when in bright sunlight, headlights, or even lamplight.
Halos Appearing Around Lights
Seeing a glare or a halo appearing around lights is especially common when approaching oncoming headlights while driving at night with cataracts.
Double vision is an early sign of cataracts that can go away as your cataracts get bigger.
Seeing colors as more faded or other changes in the perception of colors is another common symptom.
Sudden Prescription Changes
A sudden change in your vision, especially sudden nearsightedness, requiring a prescription eyewear change is another common symptom and should be discussed with your eye doctor.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Glendale, AZ
Depending on the severity of your cataracts, a change in your eyewear prescription or cataract surgery may be recommended by your eye doctor. We recommend an annual eye exam appointment with your eye doctor to check in as a standard part of your eye care. Need quality eye care in Glendale, AZ? Make an appointment for an eye exam with our expert team at Family Eyecare of Glendale.