A SpaMedica Optometrist examining the eyes of a SpaMedica patient with a slit lamp

Cataract Symptoms

As you get older, you may notice your vision getting worse. There’s a chance this could be caused by cataracts, so if you’ve experienced any of the symptoms listed below, it’s a good idea to get your eyes checked:  

  • Cloudy or blurry vision   
  • Colours looking faded or washed out
  • Seeing things through a yellow or brown haze   
  • Difficulty with reading, watching television or driving (especially at night)  
  • Sensitivity to bright light  
  • Seeing halos or glare around lights (e.g. car headlights or streetlights)   
  • Struggling to see in low light  
  • Having to change your glasses/contact lenses prescription more frequently  

All you need to do is book an eye test with your local optician and they’ll be able to confirm whether you have cataracts and discuss treatment options with you.   

“I went to my optician because I was having trouble reading. We have a big-screen TV at home and I couldn’t see the credits. My optician initially changed my glasses, but I wasn’t comfortable driving at night and I realised that even wearing my glasses, I couldn’t read the large motorway signs. It got to a point where it was really affecting my confidence. When I returned to the optician I had cataracts confirmed and was referred to SpaMedica. It all happened really quickly, and I had surgery as an NHS patient shortly after.”

Rose Tommons, Patient at SpaMedica Manchester