Having cataracts will definitely affect your day-to-day life, and it can progressively get worse if not addressed. Learn about the different types of cataract here.
How Do Cataracts Affect One’s Vision?
For us to be able to see clearly, light has to enter our eyes and reach the layers at the back of the eye responsible for sending signals to our brain for vision. The lens, a transparent gel-like body inside the eye, focuses light to the back of the eye. It focuses light by changing its curvature. The lens’s ability to change its form is what allows us to see objects clearly at different distances.
In people with cataracts, there is sclerosis or hardening of the lens. When hardening happens, the lens is unable to adjust appropriately causing vision problems. The hardened part of the lens also stops light from passing through the eye, which is the main reason why cataract patients find it difficult to see anything at night and need a lot of light when doing tasks.