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7 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts

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Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions older adults face. Are you concerned that this condition might affect your vision? At See 20/20 Optometry, we provide the testing and care you need for this eye disease. Here are common signs of cataracts that you look out for, so you know when it’s time to visit our Santa Ana office for an eye exam.

Colors Begin to Fade

Sometimes, cataracts can be the reason colors appear much less vibrant than they used to be because of the cloudiness of your vision.

Need More Light to See

It’s common to need brighter lights to see as we age, but it could also be from cataracts. If you’re always relying on bright lights, even when there’s plenty of natural sunlight, it might be time to schedule an appointment with our optometrist. 

Difficulty with Night Driving

Driving at night can already pose a problem for many adults, and cataracts can further compromise night vision. Cataracts can inhibit the ability of light to enter, which can make it extremely dangerous to be on the road.

Blurry or Cloudy Vision

The most common symptom associated with cataracts is cloudy vision. It can appear that you’re underwater or there is constant fog, which is not only annoying, but your daily habits will be much harder to participate in.

Double Vision

Double vision is another symptom that happens with cataracts, but typically only in one eye. We can assess your eye health and understand if the cause of your double vision is due to cataracts.

Halos Around Lights

A halo around lights appears to have a ring-like structure that can be highly distracting, especially at nighttime. This situation occurs because the light is failing to reach the retina.

Increased Light Sensitivity

It can feel like you’re staring directly at the sun every time you turn on a lamp when suffering from cataracts. Light sensitivity can also make it miserable leaving the house on a sunny day.

Contact Us for Quality Vision Care from Our Eye Doctor in Santa Ana, CA

Cataracts are like other eye diseases and will worsen over time if left untreated. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact us for a professional assessment. At See 20/20 Optometry, we are dedicated to providing the optometry care you need to maintain your vision and eye health. Contact our Santa Ana office today to learn more about the eye care services we offer or to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Choi

Written by Dr. Jenny Choi

Dr. Jenny Choi graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1999. She is licensed and trained in the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents, and is certified by the National Board of Optometry in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease. Dr. Choi also attended the University of California, Los Angeles for her undergraduate course work in Psychobiology. Her current emphasis includes staying up-to-date in the latest developments of vision care and contact lenses. Dr. Choi and her staff are always dedicated to the concept of ‘quality eyecare’, which involves providing patients with state-of the art examinations in an unhurried and caring environment.

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