Foggy Window or Cataract?
One early symptom of a cataract is a blurring of the vision that makes everything appear as if you’re looking through a foggy window or cloudy piece of glass. Left untreated, the outlook is dim. With the help of the professional optometrists at Big Bend Family Eye Care, we can help you manage cataracts and explore treatment options such as new eyeglasses, magnification aids or Intraocular Lens (IOL) implants. The first step to early detection is a comprehensive eye examination in our office.
Facts About Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car — especially at night — or see the expression on a friend’s face.
Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.
At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with cataracts. But if impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure.