Cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. This clouding is common as we grow older, and also can be accelerated in people with diabetes and as a side effect of some medications. Our doctors examine cataract patients every day, making sure that we can improve their vision as much as possible with the best glasses or contact lens correction. We work with our patients to decide when it is time to consider surgery to restore vision, and then refer them to a skilled cataract surgeon. We are fortunate to have wonderful surgeons in our area, and our long-term relationships with them allow us to do much of the post-operative care in our Monument office, saving time and travel.