The lens is a clear, flexible structure that allows you to focus from far to near. With each birthday, the lens becomes larger, less flexible, and cloudy to a point it is called a cataract. When the cataract becomes so cloudy that it affects your vision, Tumwater Eye Center will help you make appropriate decisions regarding the timing of the minor cataract procedure. We will even help you feel good about not replacing the lens if that is your choice. New medications in development may help clear the lens without surgery.