An estimated 25 million Americans suffered from cataracts in 2010, according to the National Eye Institute.The condition becomes more prevalent as we age, with about 70% of adults aged 75 and older developing a cataract. Cataracts deteriorate vision and if left untreated, can lead to blindness. That’s why the experienced ophthalmologists of Eye Care Specialists want you to be aware of the symptoms of cataracts.
The lens of a healthy eye is crystal clear. But cataracts cloud the lens, and over time, this clouding interferes with your vision. Symptoms to watch for include
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Less vibrant colors, often with a yellow hue
- Poor night vision
- Halo effects surrounding lights
- Double vision in one eye
- Light sensitivity
If you experience one or more of these, you may have a cataract. Your doctor will be able to make a definitive diagnosis.
If you are diagnosed with a cataract, you’ll probably need surgery. Cataract surgery is a very common and safe procedure in which your doctor replaces your eye’s cloudy natural lens with an artificial one.
If you have any of the above symptoms, please contact Eye Care Specialists today or call (877) 489-7405 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Kingston, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania.