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Signs & Symptoms

Cataracts don’t suddenly develop overnight. They generally start off small and only begin to noticeably affect your vision as they grow. The first symptom is usually that your vision becomes blurred, hazy or cloudy. Additionally, you may become sensitive to light, making sunlight, oncoming headlights or indoor lighting appear exceptionally glaring or bright. Colors may seem dim and you may notice halos around lights or double vision.

The symptoms people experience from cataracts may vary. Some individuals even report a temporary improvement in near vision when a cataract first develops, a phenomenon known as “second sight”.

Here is a list of possible signs and symptoms of developing cataracts:

  • Blurry or cloudy vision (that can’t be corrected with a change in eyeglass prescription)
  • Glare from lamps, sunlight, oncoming traffic when driving at night or indoor lighting
  • Colors appear dim and less vibrant
  • Halos around lights
  • Double vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Sudden improvement in near vision

If you experience any change in your vision, visit your eye doctor immediately.

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To our valued patients:

The CDC, AOA, and the Illinois Optometric Association has advised that all routine eye care be postponed immediately.

In light of these recommendations and to keep our patients as safe as possible, we are reducing our services to urgent eye problems and ongoing potentially sight threatening conditions ONLY

We will have a staff member in the office from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm to answer questions, place contact lens orders and schedule urgent/emergency patients by phone.

Thank you for your understanding, please keep your families safe at this time.