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Do You Have Cataracts?

One of the most common problems, affecting an estimated 20 million people at any given time in the country, is cataracts.

Nov 6, 2015

Vision problems can have a tremendous impact on your life. From making it difficult to drive to rendering you nearly blind, when your eyes begin to give you problems it can be a serious issue. One of the most common problems, affecting an estimated 20 million people at any given time in the country, is cataracts. However, not everyone fully understands this condition or what it means. With that in mind, taking a closer look at whether or not you have cataracts is important. The main step is obvious looking at the symptoms. So, here are the main signs or symptoms of cataracts.

  • Clouded or blurred vision
  • Dim vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Frequently needing to change contact lens or eyeglass prescription
  • Fading of colors
  • Yellowing of colors
  • Double vision only present in one eye

One of the things about cataracts is that they will often begin so small that you don't even realize vision loss is occurring, but as it grows you'll begin to notice the symptoms and signs.

It's also important to note that just reading the symptoms above isn't enough for a diagnosis. Instead, you need to speak with a vision specialist to determine whether or not you do have cataracts.

From there, you only really have a couple of options. Most will try to cope with their cataracts for as long as possible, but the only solution is a simple surgery that replaces the lens in your eye with a new one. It's an outpatient procedure that can be completed fairly quickly and has a short recovery time.

Simply put, if you're experiencing any of the issues above you might be suffering from cataracts. Speaking with a medical professional should be on your to- do list to ensure that you understand your options and what to do next.

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