It’s common for patients to believe that their vision naturally becomes worse as they become older, and that a stronger prescription can correct it. This can sometimes be true, but other times, patients require treatment for cataracts instead. Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to some telltale symptoms. Although your ophthalmologist can accurately diagnose cataracts, here are some symptoms to keep track of if you notice changes in your vision as you get older.
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty reading in dim lighting
- Seeing halos around lights
- Yellowed or faded colors
- Double vision when looking through one eye
- Cloudy or blurred vision
- Frequent changes in prescription strength
- Sudden change in vision quality
Cataracts can often present as poor vision at first and can be corrected with stronger lenses. However, if you begin experiencing the above symptoms, you should see your ophthalmologist. During an appointment, your ophthalmologist can assess your vision and recommend your best treatment options for cataracts. To schedule an appointment, contact Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology by calling or filling out our online form.