A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. A cataract is apparent within the lens (nucleus, cortex and capsule) when the nucleus becomes opaque or when small opacities develop in the cortex, blocking or scattering light.
Effects of Cataract
- Blurred distance vision, especially outdoors.
- Headlights and stoplights appear to have streaks or halos.
- Discomfort Glare Sensitivity
- Veiling Glare Sensitivity
- Decreased Contrast Sensitivity
- Reading ability is impaired because print appears faded and lacks contrast.
- Color distinction is impaired, blues appear green and yellow appear white.
Post-cataract patients are often highly light sensitive. NoIR UVShields offer 100% UV protection, attenuation of visible light to increase patient comfort and can be worn alone or over traditional prescription glasses.