Cataract and refractive lens surgery are two ways to permanently correct your vision. Both treatments replace the natural lens with one that can free you from reading and distance glasses. The procedures are fast – typically lasting 10 minutes or less per eye – and there is little downtime. Most patients start seeing better within 24 hours and can resume the majority of their activities almost immediately. Dr. Shatz performs the majority of his lens procedures toward the end of the week, giving his patients a long weekend to recover. They can usually go back to work at the start of the next week – whether they want to or not!