Had cataract surgery back in 2001 and just had my eyes checked and I'm still 20/20 in both eyes. Lisa Arbisser of Eye Surgeons Ass. who is Dr. Joyce Brothers daughter did the surgery. My eyes were so bad that the second surgery was done 1 month after the 1st surgery. The prep work to prepare for the surgery takes longer by far, then the actual surgery, but all the eye drops that are used proved to be a non issue. I was lucky in that my employer, the City of Moline, had and has great insurance and the cost to me was quite minimal. Get it done, you'll never regret it.