Posted by: Eye Consultants of Northern Virginia in Uncategorized

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Cataracts are a serious degenerative eye disease that can greatly affect your vision. Fortunately, there are several ways to treat cataracts, but early detection is key. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment to see your eye doctor right away. At Eye Consults of Northern Virginia, we have provided residents of Springfield and Woodbridge, VA with cataract treatment options for many years. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of cataracts.

  1. Seeing halos around lights: Seeing rings or halos around lightbulbs or candles is one of the first signs that light is being prevented from deterring your eye properly.
  2. Glare affects you more than usual: This is usually most noticeable when the sun is going down.
  3. Yellow hues in your vision: Because of the proteins that form the “film” in your eye with cataracts, light in the blue/indigo range will often shift to the orange/yellow range.
  4. Your night vision is deteriorating: Cataracts make your eyes absorb less light, making your night vision worse.
  5. Seeing double: Cataracts will cause light to detract in funny ways. Often, this can lead to patients seeing double, or multiple images of the same object.
  6. Your vision is rapidly deteriorating: It is expected that your glasses prescription will change occasionally. If you feel as if you need new glasses more than once every six months, you may have cataracts.
  7. Daily tasks are becoming more difficult: If you’re suddenly having trouble reading, driving, or performing other tasks that you used to be able to do just fine, it may be a sign that your vision is deteriorating to the point that something needs to be done about it.

Schedule an Appointment for Degenerative Eye Disease Treatment in Springfield and Woodbridge, VA 

Call Eye Consults of Northern Virginia today at (703) 451-6111 for more information on cataract treatment or to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmology professionals.