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4 Ways to Manage Your Cataract Symptoms

cataract symptoms - how to manage cataracts

Cataract symptoms are a natural part of the aging process but there is no doubt that they come with a number of challenges. As the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, it becomes more difficult to see, which can impact your life in a number of ways. 

For many patients, the hardest part of having cataracts is the loss of their independence as well as the ability to engage in many of their favorite activities. However, receiving a cataracts diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a life of staying at home and being bored. There are many ways you can manage cataract symptoms and still live a full life.

Here are four ways to manage your cataract symptoms:

Get a stronger prescription

One of the easiest changes you can make is simply going to your eye doctor to receive an up-to-date prescription. Many cataracts patients find that a stronger glasses prescription can do a lot to improve their vision.

Avoid driving at night

Cataracts can cause a lot of sensitivity to light which can make nighttime driving a challenge. Often, a glare or halos will begin to form around the lights from headlights and street lamps. This makes it challenging to see and puts you at greater risk for getting in an accident. For that reason, cataracts patients should usually avoid driving at night.  

Ask friends and family for help

As your vision continues to decline, it will be harder to complete many daily activities like driving to the store or doing work around the house. So you may want to reach out for help during this time. If you are a pretty self-sufficient person, it can be hard to turn to other people for help. But no one can manage it all on their own, and you may find that your family and friends want to lend a hand.

Consider cataract surgery

We know the idea of surgery is scary but cataract surgery is the best way to regain your vision and independence. And cataracts surgery is a quick and safe procedure that has helped millions of people around the world improve their vision. If you are interested in learning more about cataract symptoms and how to manage cataracts, contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.


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