When I was 44, I had my 1st cataract surgery, then again at 47. My father had his first cataract surgery at the age of 30. His brother in his 30's also. So mine are inherited, I assume. So when I was 44, implants were not done, implants were not out that long yet, and the Doctor said I probably would outlive them, so I wore contacts for 18 years. When my eyes started to dry out so bad I couldn't wear them, then I had implants put in. What a God send.....implants are always put in now. Good luck.