There are many signs of cataracts that some patients ignore. Eventually, this problem will become so bad that it cannot be ignored. However, those who choose to live with it may be doing themselves an enormous disservice. Today, modern medicine has a few ways of dealing with this problem. In some cases, even a patient whose eye sight is greatly impaired can fully regain it with surgery. The first step is identifying the problem.
If you notice your eye glass or contact prescriptions seem to need updated more often than usual, you could be experiencing the signs of cataracts. As a cataract begins to form, it will start to blur and cloud vision. Some people think that their prescription needs updated, however as the problem grows, the prescription will need changed yet again. If you suspect this problem, speak to your doctor to find out if you are developing a cataract.
Altered Light and Night Vision
Cataracts influence the way your eyes take in and process light. This can result in lights that glare when they did not used to. Car headlights at night may seem different as well. Many patients describe a halo that seems to appear around light sources. The patient’s night vision begins to diminish as well.
Other signs of cataracts include the changing of the way the patient sees colors, or rather doesn’t see them. Cataracts can cause colors that were once vibrant to fade. Some patients notice a yellowing of colors rather than a fading. When any of these signs of cataracts is present, the patient should see medical advice quickly. Treatment can help slow the progress of cataracts.