Inside your eye is a lens which is usually clear, but as you age this can become misty causing blurred vision. This is a natural part of the ageing process. This usually happens in both eyes, but a cataract may develop in one eye faster than the other.

Smoking and exposure to sunlight have been linked to increasing the formation of cataracts. Also, medical conditions such as diabetes, some medications and injury to the eye make cataracts develop more quickly.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Early changes in the lens may not disturb your eyesight, but as the cataract develops people experience the gradual onset of several symptoms:

  1. Cloudy vision
  2. Blurry vision
  3. Spots in vision
  4. Being dazzled by bright lights
  5. Sensitivity to light and glare
  6. Seeing ‘halos’ around lights
  7. Colours becoming faded or yellow

If you are concerned about any changes to your vision you should visit your optician or GP who will be able to answer your questions. You can find your nearest KODAK Lens Optician by using our optician finder.

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