Last week my optometrist diagnosed me with a cataract. We had been fighting with the vision in my left eye for a month or so trying different contacts etc when he noticed it. It had not been there during my annual exam back in April, so there was really no reason for him to have been checking. Anyway, I have appointments scheduled with 2 different ophthalmologists in the next couple of weeks. I have been reading as much as I can about the surgery and its options. One of the options is a multi-focal lens which in theory gives you perfect 20/20 vision at distance and close-up. My parent both have the mono-focal lens, but of course they had theirs done years ago before the multi-focal lens was available. My mom has not worn glasses since, my dad has worn bi-focals even after the surgery (his was much earlier than mom's). My big concern is that I am young for cataracts (45), but my uncle had his removed in his late 30's, so it could be hereditary. So choosing the correct lens is of utmost importance. Has anyone here, or anyone you know, had cataract surgery and which lens option did you/they choose. Pluses/minuses of either. Thanks.