As we age, our vision naturally undergoes various changes, and cataracts can be a common part of this process. While cataracts develop slowly and can be initially managed with stronger lighting and eyeglasses, there comes a time when surgery may be the best course of action to restore your vision. At Quigley Eye Specialists, we’re dedicated to helping you recognize when it’s time to consider this life-changing procedure.
Understanding the Signs
It’s crucial to be aware of the signs that indicate surgery might be necessary. Here are five key indicators:
1. Blurry Vision
Experiencing a general blur or cloudiness in your vision can be one of the earliest signs of cataracts. This isn’t just about needing a new glasses prescription; it’s a persistent fog that doesn’t clear up with a new pair of lenses.
2. Night Vision Difficulties
If night-time driving or navigating in low-light conditions becomes increasingly difficult, cataracts could be affecting your night vision. This is often due to the lens becoming denser and less transparent.
Cataract surgery can help restore clarity and reduce the glare from oncoming headlights.
3. Sensitivity to Light and Glare
An increased sensitivity to light and glare, especially when it’s disruptive to your daily activities, can be indicative of cataracts. The light scattering caused by the cataract leads to discomfort and can hinder your ability to see clearly.
This sensitivity can also manifest as a halo around lights, which can be particularly noticeable when you’re driving at night or looking at bright screens.
4. Fading or Yellowing of Colors
If the world seems less colorful or if whites appear yellow, it’s worth considering a cataract evaluation. Cataracts can filter the light entering your eyes, affecting how you perceive colors.
The discoloration can be gradual, so it’s important to pay attention to how vivid colors appear over time. After surgery, many patients are surprised by how bright and vibrant their world becomes.
5. Frequent Changes in Vision Prescription
When your eyeglass or contact lens prescription changes frequently, it could be a sign that your cataracts are progressing. While it’s normal for prescriptions to change over time, rapid changes can be a red flag.
Ready to Clear Your Vision? Contact Quigley Eye Specialists
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, don’t wait for your vision to worsen. Quigley Eye Specialists is here to help you through the process, from initial consultation to post-surgery care. Our team of experts will work with you to select the best intraocular lens that aligns with your lifestyle and vision needs.
Contact Us Today
Take the first step toward clearer vision. Contact Quigley Eye Specialists to schedule your cataract evaluation and discuss how cataract surgery can improve your life.