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Posted on 11-30-2017

Cataracts Diagnosis & Treatment from Our Optometrist in Coral Springs Lighthouse Point & Boca Raton, FL

Cataracts are a common risk for adults over the age of 40. As you age, the proteins inside of the lens of your eye can clump together, which ultimately turns the lens from clear to cloudy, which naturally affects your vision clarity. Cataracts generally develop slowly and may have a significant effect on your eyesight; however, if you do not visit an optometrist in Coral Springs, Lighthouse Point and Boca Raton, FL at the first signs of cataracts, the risk for blindness may increase. Here is a list of the most common signs and symptoms of cataracts-if you have any of these symptoms, you should contact Dr. Goberville to schedule an eye examination to check for cataracts.

Woman with cataracts getting an eye exam.

Blurred, Cloudy Vision

As the cloudy film develops over the lens, it typically causes a gradual blurring of your vision. Cataracts start small and may only have a slight effect on your vision; however, if you don’t seek treatment as soon as possible, the condition will continue to progress and your vision will become unclear and blurred.

Issues With Night-Time Vision

As cataracts worsen, they begin to darken with a brown or yellow tinge, which ultimately affects your night vision. Nighttime activities, such as driving, can become extremely dangerous with cataracts, especially as the condition worsens. If you suspect you may have cataracts, you should be careful driving at night and schedule an appointment with your optometrist as soon as possible.

Other Signs it’s Time to Visit Your Optometrist

Although cloudy, blurry vision and difficulties with night-time vision are the most common symptoms in the early stages of cataracts, there are a number of signs and symptoms you should be aware of, including:

  • Frequently having to change your eyeglasses
  • The constant need for brighter lighting
  • Difficulty seeing finer sights (such as contours in objects or faces)
  • Double vision in one eye
  • A change in your color perception
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Halos around light
  • Near-sightedness progressively worsens

It is important to note that not all changes in your vision are the result of cataracts. Optometrist in Coral Springs Lighthouse Point and Boca Raton, FL can give you an eye exam to determine if you may have cataracts; the sooner you visit your optometrist, the sooner you will know if your symptoms are indeed related to cataracts and treatment can begin.

If you suspect you may have cataracts, contact Dr. Goberville to schedule an appointment for an eye exam at any of our three convenient locations.

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