Glare around streetlights and headlights is making driving at night difficult and your overall vision just doesn’t seem to be as good it once was...your eye doctor tells you that cataracts are causing your problems.
Cataract surgery is recommended. Your doctor explains that a cataract is a natural change to the crystalline lens within your eye. The same aging changes that got you into reading glasses or bifocals in you mid-40s have simply progressed to a clouding of the crystalline lens that leads to an increased scattering of light and decline in vision quality. The generalities of the surgery to remove your natural lens and replace it with a lens implant are discussed. You are following along nicely at this point. Then, the doctor begins to discuss that you have options as to what type of lens is placed in your eye and it is your choice as to what type of lens is used. Now you head starts to spin as details of these different lens choices are discussed. How do you put all of this information together?