Cataract Surgery Basics
Cataracts happen to almost everyone, but cataract surgery has been established as one of the safest, most common, and most effective procedures performed today.1,2
Cataracts form gradually as our eyes get older, and 9 in 10 Americans develop them by the time they’re 65.2 If you have cataracts, you’ll need an outpatient surgery to remove and replace the clouded lens within your eye.
Most people say cataract surgery was easier than they expected.3
There is little to no discomfort during the process.4
Cataract surgery offers the opportunity to enhance your vision for greater, clearer focus.5
Most people who have had cataract surgery say they wish they had done it sooner.6
Cataract surgery can have a transformative impact on your vision, which may affect many other areas of your health and happiness.
Cataract surgery and clear vision may be associated with:
Reduced risk of cognitive decline7
Increase in happiness3
Reduced risk of falls and hip fractures8
Walking faster and sleeping better9
Benefits Beyond the Basics
Taking full advantage of your cataract surgery means understanding your options. While the procedure provides outstanding benefits in its own regard, cataract surgery also gives you the opportunity to enhance the quality and range of your vision.
- Replaces the clouded cataract lens with a new, clear lens
- Can provide clear vision at one or more distances, depending on your cataract lens selection
Enhancing Your Vision
- Can help free you from glasses and contacts, which can cost around $1,000 each year10
- Can provide full clarity, near through far, without blurry zones5
- May be associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline7
- Can help you fully embrace and immerse yourself in life