Cataracts occur when your eye’s natural lens thickens and becomes cloudy. One of the first symptoms of cataracts you may experience is a vague cloudiness impacting your vision. This may only affect a portion of your sight, and at early stages, it can come and go.
Next, you may experience diminished night vision or a lessening in the colors you perceive around you. This occurs because your natural lenses can take on hues as they thicken. You may also begin to have trouble in the presence of bright lights or see halos around lights. Double vision is not uncommon with cataracts. Each of these symptoms could point to other disorders of the eye as well, so it’s important to contact Outlook Eyecare as soon as you regularly experience any of these symptoms so we can help find the root cause.
During the early stages of cataracts, vision correction provided by your glasses or contacts may effectively address the disease. As it progresses, you and your doctor may discuss cataract surgery, which is a simple outpatient procedure to remove the natural lens that has become too cloudy and replace it with an artificial lens. You usually won’t require sedation as cataract surgery is performed routinely under local anesthetic only. You’ll generally heal in six to eight weeks and then be ready for your next cataract surgery if your vision issue is bilateral.
If it’s time for your annual exam or you’ve begun experiencing vision issues, contact Outlook Eyecare at 609-409-2777 to schedule an appointment for thorough testing. We have locations in Princeton and Monroe Township that offer both weekday and Saturday hours to meet your scheduling demands. We accept most insurance types and can help you make necessary financial arrangements.
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