Cataracts occur when your eye’s natural lens begins to cloud up, impairing your vision. This usually happens with age. Over half of all Americans over the age of 65 will develop cataracts. At first, the amount of visual impairment may be minimal, but if cataracts are allowed to progress they may eventually lead to blindness.
Some of the most common symptoms of cataracts include:
- Blurry, distorted vision
- Poor night vision
- Faded colors
- Glare from lights that seem too bright (e.g. headlights, lamps, sunlight)
- Double vision
- Frequent changes in your glasses or contact lens prescription
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Khanna can test your eyes for cataracts during a comprehensive eye examination. This exam will include a visual acuity test, pupil dilation, and a tonometry test designed to measure the fluid pressure in your eyes.
If you have further questions about cataracts, please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule your free LASIK screening. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.