You are an active senior who has always been independent, and you relish coming and going as you please. Recently familiar places are looking dim, especially when driving at night or in low light. Perhaps your last prescription for glasses was incorrect, you think, and that’s why you are having such problems.
It’s possible that the answer may be that you have developed cataracts. Cataracts won’t go away without surgical intervention.
Most people believe that only seniors can develop cataracts, but even patients in their 40s and 50s can have them. At this early stage they just don’t affect vision as much that they interfere with daily activities.
Regardless of age, let’s review the early signs of cataracts.
Could You Have A Cataract?
At the earliest stages of cataracts they seem to be merely an annoyance. Your vision can become blurry and hazy. As the cataract grows and becomes larger, it will begin to interfere with your daily life and it becomes necessary to act.
It is important to understand that many of the early signs of cataracts can actually be symptoms of some other eye issue. The only way to determine what is really going on with your vision is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Dr. Marten will diagnose the problem and recommend your treatment options.
Early Signs of Cataracts
- Faded out colors
- Light sensitivity to both the sun and glare while driving at night
- Needing to turn up the light in the house to see things better and to read
- Frequent changes to your glasses prescription
- Halos around lights
- Blurred and double vision
- Sometimes there is a sudden improvement in near vision for a brief time
If you are experiencing many of these signs, don’t wait for them to evolve from annoying to intolerable. There is no danger in waiting to have cataracts removed, but why allow it to limit your activities!
A Safe And Effective Improvement In Vision
Cataract surgery is the most common procedure in the US and remains a safe and effective way to improve the vision of seniors.
Choose a surgeon with many years of experience like Dr. Marten at South Texas Eye Institute. She will replace your natural lens with an artificial clear lens to restore your vision and in many cases even improve it.
If you are experiencing these symptoms of cataracts,
call us at (210) 692-1388 to make an appointment or send us a message.