Over time, cataracts can affect your vision, and may end up limiting your activities and ability to enjoy life. If you think your vision is changing look out for these common symptoms and/or signs of cataracts.
Common Symptoms of Cataracts
Blurred Vision- Can happen with objects close-up or at a distance.
Seeing Halos around Lights- Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, like headlights. While glare is light that enters the eye, and interferes with your vision.
Frequent changes to eye glasses prescription- You may find that one prescription is not best and you frequently squint.
Poor night Vision- You may also have sensitivity to light and trouble seeing in poorly lit places.
Faded or dull colors- With age we lose the ability to clearly distinguish certain colors, cataract surgery can make major difference because it replaces lenses in the eyes, clearing away the yellowish film.
The greatest risk factor for cataracts is simply getting older. The eye’s lens is made up of water and proteins, and over time those proteins begin to clump together, leading to the blurry and fuzzy vision of cataracts. You can change your eye glass prescription only so much, but the only way to cure the cataract is with surgery. This procedure involves removing the cloudy lens from the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens.
Dr. Neil B. Griffin is one of the leading ophthalmologists in the area and specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery. He is committed to providing world class surgical technology and the most advanced vision diagnostics to the South Carolina and Myrtle Beach area. Griffin Eye Center offers the latest in cataract surgery with the most advanced Intra-Ocular Lenses available and a state-of-the-art, on-site LASIK suite for the best Laser Vision Correction possible.
If you think you may have cataracts or want further information visit www.griffineyecenter.com or 843-449-6414.