Understanding what cataracts are and how them impact our vision is an important part of understanding overall eye health. At our Phoenix office, we do more than just treat conditions like cataracts. We make sure our patients completely understand the conditions they have, including the symptoms of their condition and the underlying causes. Here’s a guide on cataracts to help you understand this particular vision condition.
Inside of our eyes, we have natural lenses that bend light rays that come into our eyes to help us see. In healthy eyes, these lenses are clear. But if you have a cataract, your lens becomes cloudy. For people with this condition, it might feel like you’re looking through a foggy window or dust car windshield. Often the world around you will look blurry, hazy, out of focus, and colors will be less vibrant.
What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
If you have cataracts, you might experience some of these symptoms. Remember when you come into our Phoenix office, it’s a good idea to tell our team about any or all of these symptoms that you might be experiencing.
Having blurry vision
Having trouble seeing well at night
Increased sensitivity to light when you previously didn’t experience this condition
Needing more light to read
Seeing bright colors as faded or yellow instead
What Causes Cataracts?
The very most common cause of cataracts is aging eyes. This is because of normal eyes changes that happen starting around age 40 and continue to progressively get worse. At around 40, normal proteins in the lens of your eyes tart to break down. This is the first indicator that you might be at risk for developing cataracts.
If you suspect you’re at risk for developing cataracts call our Phoenix team at Accent Eyes today to schedule an appointment.