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maximize your happiness with your cataract surgery


In the past, cataract surgery was just like many other surgeries,

where the same procedure was provided for all patients. 


That has all changed in the past 20 years.   In cooperation with your surgical team, you can use your cataract surgery to design your vision.  You can decide how your eyes see and what they do best.  You can reduce your astigmatism.  You can treat presbyopia.


These choices belong to you.   But  have to know how to identify and articulate your priorities.  You need to understand the abilities, limits and the side effects of today's technology.


Investing just 15 to 30 minutes on this site will teach you how to optimize your experience every waking moment for the rest of your life.   You might avoid making choices that leave you with side effects you didn't anticipate, or cost you money without benefit.  You might identify opportunities you hadn't even thought about.

I created this site based on my experience as a cataract surgeon. Since entering private practice in 1997, I have performed approximately 10,000 cataract surgical cases. Unlike many of today's cataract surgeons, I interviewed every patient preoperatively and followed every patient postoperatively.   By doing this I got to know intimately the consequences of my surgery- literally through the eyes of my patients.

Using non technical language, I teach you what my patients taught me, such as how your personality and lifestyle can affect your priorities.  I help you understand the technologies that are available to you.  I tell you about potential side effects that may occur with certain choices.  With this information, you will be able to confidently make important decisions about your cataract surgery.


I have no financial interest in any of the devices, procedures, or concepts discussed inside and make no money from this site. Names of companies and products occur only when knowing them might be helpful to you.  There are no corporate sponsors.

You can view this site in any order.  Just review the site map below and dive on in.  Start with a topic that looks interesting and go from there!  If you are not sure where to start, click here to begin with Astigmatism.

Christopher A. Kuntz, MD 

Seattle, Washington

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