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A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens that occurs from aging, sun damage, certain medical conditions and medications.  Cataracts cause blurry vision and color sensitivity, glare and halos. An experienced eye doctor can tell you if it is time to consider cataract surgery.  Today, cataract surgery is very successful and there are many options available to patients to restore vision quickly and safely.   Standard lenses provide excellent distance OR near vision acuity.  However, if you desire to have near, intermediate and distance vision correction, you may want to consider multi focal specialty lenses. The majority of patients who have chosen specialty IOLs are amazed with the results. ReStor or ReZoom lenses are two of the options that many patients choose.    Additionally, patients with astigmatism now also have an option- a lens that makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct the astigmatism at the same time.  These are called the Toric lens. Only your eye doctor can determine which lenses would be best for you.   Cataract surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local or topical anesthesia.  You will be fully awake but you will be comfortable and feel no pain. Over 14.2 million cataract surgeries are performed each year.   

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