- What is laser eye surgery
1. Lasers are used for several types of eye surgery from Lasik to cataracts.
- What does it do for patients
1. In cataract surgery it helps soften the cataract for easier removal
2. Provides for better "centration" so the lens implant can be perfectly placed for the best vision.
- How does it improve vision
1. The patient can have the type of vision that is best for him/her - they can have distance vision, close up vision - both wearing glasses after or monovision where glasses usually are not required
- Who's a candidate for it
1. Individuals who have cataracts - typically are referred for surgery by their optometrist
- How long does it take, recovery period, how long does it last after having it
1. Recovery period is very brief as the eye is one of the fastest healing organs of the body, most patients return to work in 2-3 days
There are three costs involved in a cataract surgery:
1. Most insurances and Medicare cover the initial exam, consultation and cataract surgery itself including the surgical facility and anesthesia fees.
2. Adding LenSx for cataract surgery is the lowest in the market at $950 per eye.
3. We offer our patients several types of lenses to customize their vision. Depending on the patient's lens or vision choice and medical condition cost of the replacement lens could range from $845 to $1,200 per eye. For most patients these are out-of-pocket costs. (Note: some doctors charge more and do not include LenSx.) TLC has a financing program to help patients afford the appropriate lens choice.
What does my insurance cover?
Most insurances and Medicare cover the initial exam, consultation and cataract surgery itself including the surgical facility and anesthesia fees. Our staff will help verify your insurance coverage.
Courtesy: Dr. Kevin Laverty, www.tlceyecare.com