What are Cataracts?

A cataract occurs when the lens in your eye gets cloudy. Cloudy vision can make it difficult to do the things you need and want to do – reading, driving and seeing the faces of the people you love.

Cataracts form slowly and don’t affect vision early on. With time, they will make it harder to see and should be treated.

Cataract Signs and Symptoms

Cataracts can cause:

  • Cloudy or blurred vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Double vision in one eye

When to See a Doctor for Cataracts

At first, a cataract may cause cloudy vision in a small part of your eye and you may not notice any problems. As the cataract grows larger, your symptoms will become more noticeable.

Make an appointment as soon as you notice any changes in your vision. If the changes are sudden or painful, see an eye doctor right away.

Call Guthrie Specialty Eye Care at 800-4-SIGHT-2 (800-474-4482).

Treating Cataracts

The best treatment for cataracts is surgery. Guthrie’s cataract surgeons use the most advanced procedures. Learn more here.

When you choose Guthrie for cataract surgery, you have access to a highly experienced and skilled team. Our cataract surgeons perform thousands of cataract surgeries each year, use the latest technology and offer several lens implant options.