When most people begin to consider cataract surgery, they have questions: Is cataract surgery safe? How do I know what to expect after cataract surgery? And how much does cataract surgery cost?
Here at Eye Center of Texas, it’s our goal to answer all of these questions and more. This page is dedicated to the question of cataract surgery cost in particular. It will outline the basics with regard to financing options, out-of-pocket expenses, health insurance, and more.
The basics of cataract surgery costs.
What is the average cost of cataract surgery? Is laser cataract surgery covered by insurance?
The cost of your cataract surgery and the amount of help you’ll receive via insurance both depend on your individual vision needs and insurance. We recommend using the following as a guide to help you better understand these different variables.
Traditional cataract surgery & standard monofocal IOLs: Eye Center of Texas’s traditional cataract surgery and the receipt of a standard monofocal IOL are both approved by Medicare and most health insurance companies. Outside of standard deductibles and co-pays, patients with Medicare and insurance who receive this type of cataract surgery at Eye Center of Texas do not typically incur much in the way of out-of-pocket expenses.
Laser cataract surgery: Performed with a Femtosecond laser, laser cataract surgery, also called blade-free cataract surgery, is very safe. (For more information, read our write-up of laser cataract surgery vs. traditional cataract surgery.) The procedure is approved by Medicare and most health insurances, but neither covers laser cataract surgery fully. For these out-of-pocket expenses, Eye Center of Texas provides our patients with monthly payment plans via Care Credit.
Advanced lens options: Many patients either need or opt for a different type of implantable lens that better suits their needs. These include the astigmatism-correcting Toric IOL and the multifocal IOL, both of which come highly recommended by esteemed surgeons Dr. Edward C. Wade and Dr. Mark L. Mayo. Unlike the standard monofocal intraocular lens, these lenses are not completely covered by Medicare and insurance companies.
Is laser cataract surgery worth the cost? We think so.
Cataracts affect more than 50% of adults over the age of 60, making cataract surgery one of the most commonly performed surgeries worldwide. As an extremely safe procedure, cataract surgery can help restore your vision and your ability to see more of your family, friends, and life.
Do note that if you wear corrective lenses prior to any type of cataract surgery, you will most likely need to wear glasses after surgery, as well.
Clear vision is attainable with Eye Center of Texas’s financing options and payments plans.
Cataract surgery costs are manageable with Eye Center of Texas’s monthly payment plans via Care Credit. Whether you have fast-growing cataracts or have been putting off cataract surgery for years, the time to see clearly again is now.
If you’re on the hunt for “cataract surgeons near me,” know that over 300 Houston-area doctors refer their patients to Eye Center of Texas for their vision needs. Home to some of the best cataract surgeons in the country, you can rest assured that at Eye Center of Texas, your vision is in the hands of professionals you can trust.
For more information on how to manage cataract surgery costs and more, call us at 713-797-1010 or request an appointment online today!