The good news is that cataracts will not drastically impact your loved one's vision right away. Cataracts develop gradually, and your loved one will likely be able to manage any vision problems early on by wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. In addition, using brighter lights at home, avoiding night driving, and reading with a magnifying glass can help a person with cataracts manage their condition. Ultimately, it is your loved one's decision when and if to have cataract surgery. However, if their cataract begins to affect their ability to complete day-to-day tasks, it might be time to encourage them to speak to their doctor about surgery.