As you age, your chances of developing cataracts increase. By age 60, about 50% of seniors will have a cataract. Your eyes have a lens that bends the light coming into your eye so you can see. When you have a cataract, the lens is cloudy making it difficult to see. At Today's Vision, our optometrist and staff have years of experience identifying and addressing the cataracts of patients in Conroe, TX, and the surrounding areas.
Symptoms To Look For
- One of the first symptoms you may notice is impaired night vision. The cloud that a cataract creates on your lens distorts the light that is allowed into your eye. This can result in a halo effect when looking at the headlights of other cars.
- Your vision may become blurry or cloudy, which is not surprising since a cataract is like looking through a foggy windshield. Cataracts develop slowly over time, so you may not notice it right away.
- Colors may no longer seem sharp and clear and appear faded instead. This condition usually clears up when the lens is replaced.
- You may notice increased sensitivity to light. It can be all kinds of different lights, from lamps to headlights.
- Halos around lights are also common. It is more noticeable at night especially when you are trying to drive. Rain makes the halos even more noticeable.
- Double vision is also a potential symptom of cataracts.
- If your prescription is changing frequently this may be a sign that you have cataracts. If you are changing prescriptions several times per year, you should be checked for cataracts.
Cataracts are diagnosed with a comprehensive eye exam that includes dilation. When you are having serious trouble seeing the best treatment is to replace the lens. This new permanent interocular lens will provide you with clearer, sharper vision. An interocular lens can also correct your eyesight, meaning you may no longer need glasses or contacts following the procedure.
Eye Care in Conroe
If you have one or several of the above symptoms, consult an optometry professional. At Today’s Vision, we offer a variety of services and we can help make living with cataracts easier for you. For more information about cataracts or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us at (936) 788-2600.