Signs & Symptoms

Know the signs and symptoms of cataracts.

A cataract starts out small and can develop slowly, taking some time for you to notice. As it begins to grow and cloud the lens of your eye, it can cause more noticeable signs and symptoms.

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    Common signs you might experience:

  • Your vision appears cloudy, blurry or hazy, as if you’re looking through a smudged or dirty window

  • The colors appear faded or yellowish, and you find it difficult to differentiate between colors belonging to the same color family, like purple and blue

  • You blink or squint more frequently to improve the focus of your eyes

  • You don’t see colors as bright as they used to be or appear yellowish

  • Your sensitivity to glare and light has increased, such as from oncoming headlights of cars while driving at night

  • You have developed a double vision in your eye

  • You now need a brighter light for your indoor activities such as reading

  • You frequently experience changes in your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • You see halos surrounding lights like headlights, sunlight, or lamp light

  • You observe a grey or whitish film over your eyes while looking in the mirror

Common signs you might experience:

  • Your vision appears cloudy, blurry or hazy, as if you’re looking through a smudged or dirty window

  • You blink or squint more frequently to improve the focus of your eyes

  • Your sensitivity to glare and light has increased, such as from oncoming headlights of cars while driving at night

  • You now need a brighter light for your indoor activities such as reading

  • You see halos surrounding lights like headlights, sunlight, or lamp light

  • The colors appear faded or yellowish, and you find it difficult to differentiate between colors belonging to the same color family, like purple and blue

  • You don’t see colors as bright as they used to be or appear yellowish

  • You have developed a double vision in your eye

  • You frequently experience changes in your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • You observe a grey or whitish film over your eyes while looking in the mirror