Symptoms of Cataracts

The most common symptom of cataracts is the noticeable blurring and worsening of vision. Other symptoms include the dimming and fading of colors, decreased night vision, problems with bright lights and sunshine, and in many cases, regular visits to the ophthalmologist for changes in glasses and contact lens prescriptions as vision worsens. Some patients report double vision in the affected eye although this symptom seems to decrease or disappear entirely as the cataracts grows.

If an individual's eyesight grows progressively worse, it is best to schedule a visit to an eye specialist as soon as possible. They will be able to assist with a diagnosis of the problem and available treatments if required.