Cataract Surgery

Do I Need Cataract Surgery?

Deciding whether or not you need cataract surgery can be difficult, especially if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on visiting your local eye doctor. Your best option is always to speak with your doctor to determine whether cataract surgery or laser eye surgery is the right option for you, and the appropriate timing for surgery, but there are a few things you can watch out for on your own.

In this article we’ve covered some of the telltale signs that could point you towards cataract surgery. Again, these are a few things to look out for, but there’s really no substitute for speaking with a fully qualified eye doctor.

You might need cataract surgery when:

Blurred Vision Makes It Difficult to Read

Cataracts develop over time and eventually they will begin to affect your vision. If you’re starting to notice that you’re having trouble reading, it could be time to consider cataract surgery – especially if you’ve never had problems with your eyes in the past.

Fortunately, cataract removal is a highly successful procedure which usually results in complete restoration of your vision. Because of this, it’s certainly worth considering if you want your sight to return to normal.

You Start to Have Trouble Playing Sport

Although you might not realise it, worsening cataracts can affect your ability to play even the simplest sports. You might not even be aware that you have cataracts. In fact, a lot of people think that they’re just losing their coordination and ability to play their favorite sport because they are getting old.

Fortunately, this isn’t always the case. A simple cataract removal procedure can be enough to restore your vision and allow you to play your favorite sport again. We’d highly recommend speaking to your local eye doctor if you’re starting to have problems with your hand-eye coordination.

Night Time Driving Becomes Difficult

Another sure symptom of bad cataracts is trouble driving at night. With cataracts, you might find that you suffer from bad glare at night, which can make it near impossible to drive. This can be both dangerous and highly inconvenient.

The good news is that if you’re suffering these symptoms, there is an easy fix. Although cataract surgery can be expensive, it’s a relatively safe procedure that has a high chance of restoring your ability to drive at night.

Blurred Vision Interferes With Your Daily Life

Finally, if you find that blurred or deteriorating vision is starting to interfere with your daily life, the chances are that you have worsening cataracts. The truth is that most people develop them as they age, but they don’t affect everyone in the same way.


All in all, deciding when to have cataract surgery is always something that should be done with your eye doctors advice. Although there are a few tell tale signs to look out for, it’s ultimately a medical condition that you can’t deal with on your own.

If you’re worried that you might have cataracts that require medical attention, we’d highly recommend getting in touch with your local eye doctors as soon as possible.