Cataracts are formed when the clear lens inside the eye starts to become cloudy, thereby reducing the quality and clarity of the image formed on the retina.
Once the reduction in vision starts to impact on the quality of life (while driving, for instance), referral for cataract surgery is required. Cataract surgery today is usually an out-patient procedure carried out under local anaesthesia. Although cataracts are known to form at any age, they are more typically age-related, found mostly in people over the age of 65.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned, please make an appointment with the optical expert at your nearest Vision Express store.