Cataract Symptoms – Do I have a cataract?
Having a cataract can be compared to looking through a foggy or dirty camera lens.
Every patient is different and experiences different symptoms when they have a cataract but they may include the following:
- Visual changes like blurred vision or distorted vision
- Difficulty with glare (usually made worse by the sun or headlights from a car at night)
- Color vision may become very dull (not sharp, bright colors)
- Loss of distance vision
- Vision at night may become reduced
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
- Occasional double vision
- Halos around bright lights at night
As the lens hardens it looses the ability to see up close. A cataract will cause both loss of clarity and loss of function of near vision. This loss of near vision along with glare and halos are usually the first signs of a cataract.