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7 Signs You Might Have Cataracts

As we age, we become prone to many eye conditions. One such condition is cataracts. Normally, our eye lens is clear and transmits crisp images to the retina. As we get older, the lens hardens, and tissues break down. When these tissues clump together and cloud the lens, cataracts form.

Sadly, cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. They develop slowly such that you hardly notice any changes in your vision until it’s too late. However, cataracts are treatable. Scheduling regular eye exams are crucial to detect any changes in your vision. At Michigan Eyecare Institute, we have been providing residents of Southfield, Livonia, and Dearborn, MI with reliable eye care services for many years including treatment for cataracts.

Vision Changes

Cataracts are small, and they develop slowly. In the early stages, cataracts may barely affect your vision. As time goes by, they get bigger and start changing your vision. Some common vision changes include blurry, cloudy, or faded vision.

Myopic Shift

Before cataracts form, you may notice changes in your vision called myopic shift. However, if you see things clearly from a distance but still need glasses to read, this situation may suddenly reverse.

Difficulty Seeing at Night

If you notice you have difficulty seeing at night, chances are cataracts are slowly creeping into your eyes. Cataracts will make it harder for you to drive at night due to glaring lights.

Color Vision Changes

In the early stages of cataracts, you may notice that things have a yellowish or brownish tint. As the condition progresses, identifying colors may also become problematic.

Halos and Glare

Halos around light sources are also a sign of the early stages of cataracts. You may even start being sensitive to glare.

Frequent Prescription Changes 

If you begin to change your prescription lenses and glasses frequently, cataracts may be the culprit.

Difficult Using Stairs

The blurry vision or limited depth perception caused by cataracts increases your chances of falling around the house or while walking up the stairs.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Southfield, Livonia, and Dearborn, MI

Call Michigan Eyecare Institute today at (248) 352-2806 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.

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