My Story of Cataracts at a Young Age

Serving Poughkeepsie, Yorktown and Nearby Areas of the Hudson Valley

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More than twenty years ago I was told by my eye doctor that I had the beginnings of cataracts. It was a bit unsettling to me, as I was not even 40. It happens, he said, but it wasn't terribly common. Ten years after that when I went in for LASIK surgery in NYC, I was told that when I was ready for my cataract surgery, they had just the man for me. And now, ten years later, and living in upstate New York, I've just completed first my left, then my right eye – and the cataracts are gone. 

Suddenly I can see a sign down the block. I can see who that is walking their dog down my street. And I can tell for sure that that's my daughter at the end of the grocery aisle and not wonder, is it her? Or is it someone else? 

I think sometimes we hide behind things – our hair, our glasses, and in my case, the gloom that the cataracts gave me – that muddy, indistinct environment that became the eyes with which I saw the world. Basically, I waited too long to do something about my cataracts. I kept changing my prescription and spending lots of money on new lenses every six months. And never seeing anything very well. And losing lots of confidence along the way.

Then I went to the Seeta Eye Center in Poughkeepsie – highly recommended to me by my GP. I was told I shouldn't be driving and that I should have my cataracts taken out ASAP. And, of course, they were right. 

I was nervous – I'll admit it. I didn't want anyone messing with my eyes, but there was a respectful professionalism from the practice of Drs. Alterman, Modi & Wolter that I liked immediately. Dr. Modi did my surgery and has been my follow-up doctor in the weeks after surgery, and he will be my eye doctor from now on because, frankly, I enjoy being around a doctor who is both a gentlemen, and a person who clearly loves the work he does and respects the science of the eye – as well as the person whose eyes he's looking into.

To the staff at the Seeta Eye Center I must extend my sincerest thanks – for really, in the end, it is they who make it all happen. And with such kindness. So, if you've been told you need cataract surgery, don't wait. Do it. If you do you'll see your daughter at the end of the grocery aisle and be thrilled that you do.

If you or someone you know has questions or concerns about cataract surgery please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or

Seeta Eye Centers is conveniently located for patients from Westchester County, Rockland County and throughout the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County and Orange County including Poughkeepsie, Yorktown, Middletown, Kingston, New Paltz, Newburgh, Beacon, Bedford, Catskill, Cornwall, Eastchester, Ellenville, Florida, Goshen, Harriman, Harrison, Highland, Highland Falls, Kerhonkson, Mahopac, Monroe, Montgomery, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, New City, Scarsdale, Saugerties, Spring Valley, Tarrytown, West Point, White Plains, Woodstock, Yorktown Heights and Yonkers, NY.