Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world, and most people over the age of 60 develop them. When a cataract forms, your eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy and opaque. Light rays passing through the eye become scattered and unfocused. The result is that all objects, whether they are close up or in the distance, become blurry and dim. A cataract is usually unnoticeable at first and will have little effect on vision.
Signs of a cataract:
- You may notice that your vision is slightly blurry.
- Direct light from the sun or a lamp may cause more blurry vision.
- You may notice when driving at night that oncoming headlights cause more glare than before.
- Colors may not appear as bright as they once did.
In addition to visual improvement with cataract surgery there is an opportunity for a lifestyle change with presbyopia correcting IOLs. A decrease in reliance on glasses for all ranges of vision, distance, intermediate, and near . In a sense, turn back the clock on your eyes.