Your eye works like a camera; it depends on clear vision through a clear lens. When the eye’s lens becomes cloudy or tinted, this is called a cataract. Cataracts often blur vision and cause glare. You might notice glare most often when driving at night. You may also notice you require more light while reading.
Most cataracts are due to normal age related changes to the lens of your eye; however other factors may contribute to the development of cataracts such as diabetes mellitus, certain medications, ultraviolet radiation, smoking, alcohol or nutritional deficiencies. It is very important for you to work closely with your eye care professional for proper monitoring and treatment of cataracts.When activities of your daily life are affected by cataracts, surgery can be performed to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear prosthetic intraocular lens.
If you think you have symptoms of this condition, get in touch with us to schedule an exam!