Monday, January 17, 2011
We have come to the end of our Cataract journey. The question I get asked the most about the lens choices are "what will this cost me?" As cataracts are a medical condition, most insurances will pay for the surgeon fees, the facility fee,the anesthesiologist fee and the implantation of a monofocal lens. We always suggest you check with your carrier for in and out-of-network benefits. There are typically aditional out of pocket costs for the premium lens technologies that allow the patient to rid themselves of glasses or that correct for astigmatism. Not all surgeons who perform cataract surgery are trained on the implantation of this advanced technology. Question the surgeon about the best technology for your lifestyle. Costs may vary from facility to facility and surgeon experience.