Almost  half of all 65-year-old Americans have some degree of cataracts in their eyes. In fact cataracts are so common among seniors that it is also classified as a normal aging process.  And as you get closer to your 70’s, the percentage is even higher. By 2020 there could be more than 30 million Americans with cataracts.  Luckily modern cataract surgery today is extremely safe and effective.  So much so that 100 percent of vision lost to cataracts is usually restored.