A cataract is a serious eye condition, and there is much you can learn about symptoms, progression, and treatments. There is a way to correct cataracts, but the faster they are diagnosed, the better. At Round Rock Eye Consultants, your eye care and health is both our priority and our passion. We want to make sure your eyesight is the best it can be. We think education regarding cataracts helps you understand the condition and may put you at ease. In this next post, we will be going over the stages and symptoms of cataracts.
Progressions of Cataracts from Your Eye Doctor
One of the initial signs of cataracts is blurred vision. This is not going to hinder day-to-day activities but may seem annoying from time-to-time. The blurriness won’t be constant, however, it will be noticeable. Many people compare it to looking at an unfocused painting or photograph. Over time, this cloudy vision will increase and will affect all activities until it is corrected with cataract surgery.
As cataracts progress, your eyes will darken and have a brown or yellowish tint. This will predominantly affect your vision at night. Driving will become impacted because the tint of the eye will prevent you from clearly seeing in the dark. If you suspect you have cataracts, stop driving at night and get yourself checked out by your eye doctor.
As your cataracts progress, lights can start to be painful for your vision. Light sensitivity may be experienced on a daily basis. It can become painful, and you may seek dimly lit rooms to feel comfortable. If you experience this sensitivity, please consult Dr. Meyer, our award-winning eye doctor in Round Rock. He will identify the type of cataracts from which you may be suffering and will determine the best option for you.
When your lens begins to cloud more often, this causes a differentiation in light retention. Mainly, it causes a change in the way light enters the eye. Because of this, halos are produced within the field of vision. This mainly occurs around different sources of light. This condition also makes driving extremely difficult and dangerous. Different colored halos will form around all types of light sources. At this stage, it is imperative to stop driving at night and to see your trusted eye care professional.
Symptoms affecting your vision and your safety cannot be ignored. Make sure you are scheduling routine visits to see your ophthalmologist. Our eye doctor is caring, passionate, and professional when it comes to your eye care. If you feel you are suffering from any of these vision impairments, please call our office in Round Rock. Also, stay tuned for our next blog about cataracts.