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7 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

Eye Cataracts

Cataracts happen when your ordinarily clear lens begins to cloud up. They develop slowly over time, so it is good to schedule an annual eye exam to check to see if you have cataracts, and, if so, have an eye doctor on our optometry team monitor the progress. If you wear glasses, just a simple change in prescription can sometimes help, but once cataracts start affecting your quality of life, it may be time to get advice about cataract surgery from an optometrist at our practice.

The good news is cataract surgery is routine and relatively safe. And, because cataract surgery replaces your natural lens with an artificial one, you usually never need it again. At Riviera Opticare serving Scottsdale, AZ, and Mesa, AZ, an optometrist on our optometry team can perform an eye exam to check for issues such as cataracts. Some of the signs to look for are:

1. Cloudy or Blurry Vision

Cataracts make things look blurry or cloudy when the proteins in your eye start to clump together.

2. Faded Colors

Lenses with cataracts may mute colors and make them less vibrant.

3. Halos Around Lights

Lights often have halos around them as the cataract diffuses the light coming into your eyes.

4. Brightness Bothers You

You may begin squinting your eyes or shielding them from lights that didn't previously bother you.

5. Double Vision

You may have cataracts if you experience double vision.

6. Can't See Well at Night

Whether reading or driving, this eye disease makes it harder to see things in dimmer light.

7. Frequent Prescription Changes

An eye doctor on our optometry team will want to check for cataracts if they find your eyeglasses prescription is changing more than usual.

Visit Us for More Information about Cataracts from an Eye Doctor at Our Optometry Practice 

If you notice any of these changes in your eyesight, it may be time for a comprehensive eye exam. Our optometry team can diagnose cataracts and offer suggestions on your next steps. Call Riviera Opticare for an eye doctor to help provide eye care for your cataracts. In Scottsdale area call (480) 991-6432 and Mesa area call (480) 827-9184.


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