Does a diagnosis of cataracts mean that my time in the driver’s seat is limited?
If you have a cataract and no other serious medical problems, you may be able to drive safely for many years. However, over time the cataract may worsen and cloud more of the lens of your eye. You may need to plan car trips to avoid times when vision may be most affected; for example, driving into a setting sun or during raining conditions at night. Your eye care expert may recommend that you have surgery, depending upon the severity of the cataract. However, before deciding on surgery, your doctor may refer you to a specialist who could go on a drive with you to see how well you drive with your cataract. The specialist also could offer training to improve your driving skills, which could help keep you safe on the roadway.