Cataracts are detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes:
1. Visual Acuity Test - an eye chart test that measures how well you see at various distances.
2. Dilated Eye Exam - your eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate the pupils, before using a special magnifying lens to examine your eyes for signs of damage and other eye problems.
3. Tonometry - an instrument measures the pressure inside the eye. Numbing drops may be applied to your eye for this test.