What is a Cataract?

We all have a natural lens inside of our eyes. This lens helps to focus our vision. As our eyes age or other diseases affect the eyes, the natural lens becomes cloudy and disturbs good vision. This is called a cataract.

Having a cataractous lens may lead you to experience any of the following:

  • Clouded, blurred or dim vision
  • Increasing difficulty with vision at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in a single eye

These symptoms may affect your mobility, independence, and day to day quality of life by compromising your ability to drive, watch TV, play golf, or see comfortably at night.