What Are The Typical Symptoms Of Cataracts, And When Should I See A Doctor If I Think I Have Cataracts?

Question: What are the typical symptoms of cataracts, and when should I see a doctor if I think I have cataracts?

Answer: Patients typically complain of poor vision that interferes with their daily activities -- trouble reading; driving, particularly driving at night; watching television; complaints about glare, particularly from oncoming headlights or halos around light bulbs. Patients may feel that their color vision is less bright than it had been before. So if any of these symptoms arises, that would trigger a visit to the ophthalmologist for an evaluation to see if, in fact, it's coming from a cataract or, in fact, some other cause.