River Forest, IL | What Are Signs That You May Have a Cataract | Kirk Eye Center

Dr. Scott Kirk discusses a few of the signs of having a cataract. Some of the early signs of cataract are halos and glare around lights at night.

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Kent Kirk: Some of the early signs of cataract are halos and glare around lights at night, a decreased comfort level with driving at night, seeing the street signs. It can also affect your ability to read so that you are constantly increasing the light so that you can see things a little better, you're adjusting how you're looking at things. But the biggest factor with cataracts is it just decreases your overall distance vision. The one thing patients don't realize is that they're losing their color vision, and one of the things they remark on immediately afterwards is how bright things are. How white the white is and how blue, blue is. It's a gradual decrease in vision over many years and they just don't realize how it's changed.