With age, the natural lens of your eye slowly becomes cloudy. This is called a cataract. It is a normal process and starts when you are very young. Your lens is like an onion, gradually getting thicker and cloudier with age. Some people’s lenses become cloudy more quickly and can require surgery as early as in their late 30′s or 40′s, while others may not need surgery until they are in their 70′s, 80′s or even 90′s.
Think of your eye as a camera. In order for a camera to function, you need a lens to focus the light onto the film. Your natural lens, which is located inside your eye, is like the lens of a camera. It focuses the light on the film of your eye, which is called the retina.
Dr. Patodia is pleased to offer five lens options. He will sit down with you, one on one, and discuss your best choice. See the different lens options available to you.