Cataracts will affect everybody at some point in their life. Signs and symptoms often start in our 50s, although there are a few medical conditions which can cause cataract development at a younger age. The good news is that cataracts can easily be removed and replaced with intraocular lens implants (IOL). The added bonus is that these lens implants can often correct your distance vision and, in some cases, reading vision too.
Early signs of cataracts can be as simple as increased difficulty with driving at night, colours looking less vivid, and upgrading your spectacles but still not seeing as clearly as you used to. If you have a little blurriness but no difficulty carrying out everyday tasks, surgery may not be necessary. However, cataracts will get worse over time.