According to Eye Care America, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 55 and older. (www.eyecareamerica.org) A cataract is a spot on the eye’s lens that looks cloudy. This cloudy or opaque area makes light distortion coming into the lens cause images to appear blurry. SYNERGY HomeCare is encouraging all older adults to see their doctor for regular check-ups. Early prevention is one of the best ways to take care of cataracts once they have begun to cloud the lens.
Early symptoms of Cataracts:
- Blurry Vision
- Halos around lights
- Night Blindness
- Colors appear duller or browner
Unfortunately, many times when a cataract develops in each eye simultaneously, the development of symptoms can be very gradual. This makes it difficult for someone to realize they are having problems early on. The best way to determine how healthy the lens is in your eyes is to have an eye exam. Most doctors recommend a good exam yearly.
Cataracts greatly affect a person’s ability to drive. If you have cataracts and need help when it comes to driving to appointments and running errands, call on SYNERGY Homecare in Dacula and all of North Georgia to help. Our caregivers assist with these and other activities to help get through your day.