When most people think of cataracts, they correlate it with age and senior eye care, but age is not the only factor. Other factors can cause cataracts at any age, including eye disease, eye injury, or other medical issues. At Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic in Mankato and New Ulm, we will work with you to understand your cataracts.

7 Signs of Cataracts

Sensitivity to Light

You may feel agonizing pain from the glare of bright lights, particularly when it comes to posterior subcapsular cataracts. This form of cataracts begins at the back of the lens, which blocks the lights' path and usually hampers your vision when reading.

Cloudy Vision

You may notice that things appear blurry, and the condition will escalate as time passes by. The surrounding environment may seem blurry, cloudy, or dim.

Seeing Halos

Since clouding of your lens can cause diffraction of light coming into your eye, you may see a halo appear around sources of light. Diffraction of light is a minor curving of light as it moves around an object. Seeing rings surrounding every light can make it challenging to drive. Headlights and streetlights are exceptionally dangerous for someone who has cataracts.

Frequently Purchasing New Glasses

If you notice that your eyesight is changing quickly, then it's time to see our eye doctors so that you can receive immediate treatment.

Night Vision Is Affected

As cataracts progress more, they start to develop a brown or yellow tint. When this happens, your night vision is impaired, which makes driving at night even more challenging.

Seeing Doubles

Clouding in the cataract from the diffraction of the lens can result in seeing doubles of an object. If you are seeing doubles, it's best to contact our optometrists.

Color Changes

As cataracts advance, the cluster of protein that clouds your lens may shift to a brownish or yellowish color. The light that comes into your eye will have a yellow tint. When this happens, your ability to see the difference in colors will be decreased.

Contact Us for Eye Care from Our Optometrists in Mankato or New Ulm

If you suspect you have cataracts, contact us at Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic for quality eye health services. Our optometry staff is committed to ensuring every patient's comfort and eye care. If you live in Mankato, New Ulm, or the surrounding areas, contact us today to see how our eye doctors can help.

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