Has your world gradually gotten a little cloudier (even on a sunny day)? Is your vision getting more blurry – even with your glasses? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” and you’ve been putting off going to the eye doctor, it’s time to make that appointment. As part of a complete eye exam, your eye care professional will check for cataracts. In addition to cloudy or blurry vision, other common symptoms of cataracts are: Poor night vision, Colors that seem faded, Uncomfortable glare and “halos” appearing around lamps or headlights, Double vision in one eye Cataracts are very common. They tend to start small in middle age, not causing any symptoms at all. But by age 80, more thanhalf of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. It’s made up mostly of water and protein.