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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 24, 2011
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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