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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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A note to our valued patients, 

Please note that our Sherwood Park 587-414-6185 and North Edmonton 587-410-5920 locations will be open for routine eye care beginning on Thursday, May 14. Our Downtown location will remain closed for the present time; if you need to see the eye doctor, please schedule an appointment at one of the other locations and check back on our website for further updates.

Please be aware that due to social distancing there may delays in the office, we apologize in advance. Click here for more information regarding what steps we are taking to ensure your safety in the office.

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A note to our valued patients,

Please note that our Sherwood Park 587-414-6185 and North Edmonton 587-410-5920 locations will be open for routine eye care beginning on Thursday, May 14. Our Downtown location will remain closed for the present time; if you need to see the eye doctor, please schedule an appointment at one of the other locations and check back on our website for further updates.

Please be aware that due to social distancing there may delays in the office, we apologize in advance. Click here for more information regarding what steps we are taking to ensure your safety in the office.