A cataract is a problem with the clarity of the natural lens, that can cause vision loss.
The article discusses some of the most common symptoms of this condition, and what
to expect if you are experiencing them.
● Vision that is cloudy, blurry, foggy, filmy or dim.
● Nearsightedness (being able to see up close when you required reading glasses
● Problems driving at night (glare from oncoming headlights, for example)
● Glare during the day, especially in bright light
● Double vision (seeing two images or ghosting of images) from the affected eye
● Trouble with eyeglasses or contact lenses not working well
● Colors look faded, or yellowing of colors
● Lamps, sunlight, or headlights seem too bright
● You have to change the prescription for your glasses often
● Need for brighter light to read
● Difficulty seeing well enough to participate in hobbies or leisure activities
especially at night (poor night vision).
● Distortion of vision in either eye
● Newspapers, books or medicine labels may be difficult to read even with the use
of glasses or contacts.
● Everything looks more ‘washed out’
● Your eyes appear darker; more common with advanced cataracts