Tips for Improving Vision When You Have Cataracts

Topic Overview

Some of these tips might help you adapt to mild vision problems caused by cataracts.

  • Reposition room lights and use window shades to avoid glare (on TV screens, computer screens).
  • Use table or floor lamps for close reading and other fine work, moving them closer to work or reading areas.
  • Use more lighting or higher-watt bulbs for steps and hallways.
  • Keep your eyeglass lens prescription current. Replace your prescription before considering cataract surgery.

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Author Debby Golonka, MPH
Editor Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN
Associate Editor Pat Truman, MATC
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher J. Rudnisky - Ophthalmology
Last Updated September 9, 2009

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