Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness world-wide, more than 20-million people in U.S, 40-years and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. And, if you live long enough, you will get a cataract.
We've come a long way, cataract surgery used to involve a hospital stay, stitches and a long recovery. Now, cataract surgery is a quick, painless procedure performed under local anesthesia. Your eyes natural lens is replaced with an artificial one that can have you seeing better than in years.
There are lenses for both near and distance, even hi-tech ones that can fix both, and render you glasses free. In the past those with astigmatism were unable to undergo successful cataract surgery, but now this can also be corrected during the procedure.