We’ve written before about the real cost breakdown for LASIK laser eye surgery, in an effort to let patients know what’s involved financially and how to afford it. Similarly, many patients also wonder about cataract surgery cost implications. They want to have cataract surgery, but they’re concerned it may be too expensive. Here’s some more information to help you make the best possible decision for your eye health.
While you might be worried about the cost of cataract surgery, the good news is that Medicare and most commercial insurance providers do cover it - at least to some extent. This is different from LASIK, which is considered an elective procedure and typically not covered at all.
So, odds are good that most, if not all, of your surgery will be paid for by your insurance. Still, some patients worry about any remaining portion for which they’ll be responsible and may start looking for discount eye surgeons to try to save money. If you’re concerned about costs, please give us a call. We’re always happy to discuss financing options, and want to make sure you get care from a top trained, qualified surgeon like ours.
When it comes down to it, untreated cataracts are still the leading cause of blindness today. Not only will cataract surgery help prevent blindness, but it can also greatly improve your quality of life. There’s no reason to delay getting it, and every reason to move forward with it.
Contact us today to learn more or schedule a cataract exam.