- Blurry vision
- Dimmed or cloudy vision
- Increased need for light when reading
- Frequent eyeglass prescription changes
- Halos around lights
- Glare, especially at night
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision out of one or both eyes
What you should know:
Almost everyone over the age of 40 has some degree of lens clouding, as cataracts are a normal development of aging. However, only significant cataracts (or those that cause significant visual symptoms) should be of any concern. If your cataract symptoms interfere with quality of life, cataract surgery may be required. An ophthalmologist can remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial lens.
American Optometric Association. "Clinical Practice Guideline: Care of the Adult Patient With Cataract." American Optometric Association, 1995.