As we get older, many of us expect to have a decrease in our vision, assuming that vision loss is simply a natural part of aging. We may even anticipate getting cataracts, which are a clouding of the lenses of the eye. This clouding affects the way light passes though the eye, and thus negatively impacts our vision. According to PreventBlindness.org, the common symptoms of a cataract are:
- You have blurred vision, double vision, ghost images, or the sense of a “film” over your eyes.
- Lights seem too dim for reading or close-up work, or you are “dazzled” by strong light.
- You change eyeglass prescriptions often and the change does not seem to help your vision.
- You may also be able to see the cataract in your eye. It may look like a milky or yellowish spot in your pupil.
There are numerous treatments available for cataracts, so talk to your eye doctor to discuss your eye heath and what options are available to you. You can also check out PreventBlindness.org by clicking here to learn more about cataracts and other vision issues.