Effect on vision

Many people with cataracts are unaware of it because they have learned to live with a gradual degradation of the clarity of their vision, which they attribute simply to becoming older. In the early stages, cataracts may be mild and cause little bother but often, vision is reduced significantly.

Cataracts can affect vision in the following ways:

  • Cloudy, foggy, or blurry vision
  • Changes in the way you see colours
  • Glare from lights or the sun
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Frequent changes in your spectacle prescription
  • Difficulty recognising faces, driving at night or reading road signs

These can occasionally be signs of other problems that will be checked for at your consultation.