Cataracts: Knowing the Symptoms

Senior's eyes with cataract and glaucoma.

Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas wants to educate their patients so that they can be aware of Cataract symptoms and we can try to catch issues early on. Cataracts are just a part of aging and can happen to anyone. As we get older, the lenses in our eyes can gradually start to become cloudy, and this reduces the ability to see. If you are worried that you may be developing cataracts, the best thing to do is to consult with an eye doctor and get them taken care of immediately. Read below for some common signs that you may have cataracts:

  • If you’re 55 or older, you should pay attention to any possible signs of cataracts; it is a natural aging process. Visiting your eye doctor and having regular eye exams is important to be able to catch symptoms early on. Your regular doctor may not perform an eye exam during your checkups, so also get check by an eye doctor.
  • If you notice a decrease in your vision, make sure to visit your eye doctor. Cataracts can gradually develop over a long period of time, depending on the individual.
  • If you notice your vision start to become blurry, you could possibly be developing cataracts. This is a very common symptom. The lens of the eye helps us to focus on what we see – if it is compromised, it will affect our ability to focus.
  • If you begin to have impaired reading or skip letters while you read, this is another commonly noticed sign. As we lose our ability to focus, the way we see is altogether changed.
  • Another common symptom is the decreased ability to see at night or in dark lighting. Complaints of halos around lights, glare, and decreased vision are all common descriptions. If your eyesight changes during night and dark conditions, it could mean you have cataracts.

The Wellish Vision Institute implores you to not ignore any of these warning signs. Even if your symptoms may seem minor, it never hurts to get looked at. Cataracts can worsen over time, and can eventually lead to complete vision loss. Come experience the Wellish Difference; call the Wellish Vision Institute at (702)-733-2020 and schedule your Cataracts appointment today!