Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process in which the lens inside the eye progressively becomes hard, yellow, and cloudy, resulting in blurred and poor quality vision. To restore vision that has been lost or impaired by a cataract, the cloudy lens must be removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant. While cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common out-patient procedures performed today, not all cataract surgery is the same. Refractive cataract surgery is an advanced procedure that goes above and beyond traditional cataract surgery to deliver exceptional results designed to fit your vision and your lifestyle. This advanced procedure can only be performed by a refractive surgeon, an important distinction when considering your options. If your goal is to achieve the best possible vision without a dependency on bifocals following surgery, scheduling a refractive cataract consultation with a refractive surgeon is an important first step.