How is a cataract diagnosed?

A thorough eye examination by your eye doctor (ophthalmologist) can identify a cataract, as well as any other conditions that may be causing blurred vision.

The eye exam will tell your doctor how much vision you have lost. If there is not a great deal of vision loss, your doctor may prescribe eyeglasses (including bifocals), magnification devices, contact lenses or other visual aids.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/03/2018.


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