Persistent Blurred Vision? Cataract Symptoms Boston
Cataracts are extremely common, afflicting a large portion of the aging population. Though many common symptoms could be easily dismissed or attributed to other causes, it is important to have a thorough understanding of symptoms that could point to the development of cataracts.
Sheth-Horsley Eye Center, the success of which is built upon the work of Drs. Nilesh M. Sheth and Robert Kupsc, provides high-quality optical care and further information on worrisome cataract symptoms to patients living in Boston and surrounding areas. If you think you may be suffering from cataracts and are seeking diagnosis, or would like to learn more about our comprehensive range of services, email our office today.
Common Cataract Symptoms
Cataracts, a clouding of the naturally clear lens of the eye which may have a degenerative effect on vision, display a number of classic symptoms.
Commonly reported symptoms of a cataract include one or more of the following:
- Blurred, foggy, or fuzzy vision that is consistent and not attributable to any other known cause
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Glare or halo surrounding bright lights, including headlights
- Sensitivity to bright light like sunlight
- Colors that appear faded
- Frequent changes in your prescription for glasses or contacts
- Double vision or observing more than one copy of an image overlapping
While it is important to take note of these symptoms, a thorough exam with a healthcare professional is needed to properly diagnose cataracts. At Sheth-Horsley Eye Center, our surgeons have the experience and skill to quickly diagnose the condition. It is also important to note that these symptoms may be indicative of a number of other eye conditions, including glaucoma or macular degeneration, underlining the importance of regularly scheduled appointments with an eye care practitioner.
After Diagnosis: What to Expect
Patients may fear that receiving a diagnosis for cataracts carries a heavy burden, but this is far from the truth. Many cataract patients live comfortably with the condition for years, with little effect on vision or their ability to perform daily activities. However, if these activities become difficult - for example, driving at night due to the combination of poor night vision and glares around approaching headlights - it is time for patients to discuss suitable treatment options with their care provider.
The specialists at Sheth-Horsley Eye Center work closely with each cataracts patient to discuss and outline a personally tailored treatment plan. During a visit, you can learn more about available treatment options like a stronger prescription for your glasses or bifocals, or cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is an extremely safe and effective form of treatment for the disease, during which the compromised lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL).
Protect Your Vision
If you have identified with common cataract symptoms, the first step is to establish a relationship with a trusted, professional specialist. At Sheth-Horsley Eye Center our focus on patient-centric care ensures you will be treated to the very best services from the moment you reach out to us. Email our office today to learn more or schedule an examination.