Most people will lose vision due to cataracts as they age. As a result, cataract surgery is a common and medically necessary procedure. If you have been told you need cataract surgery, you may have concerns about how much it will cost. Your Alabata Eye team can help you learn about all your options, including insurance and financing.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts form when your lenses, the clear structures that focus light, become cloudy. This happens due to age-related changes to the proteins forming your lenses, affecting almost everyone. Cataracts cause your vision to become gradually cloudier over time. You may also notice that colors do not look as bright, and you see a glare from lights, especially at night.
*Individual results may vary
How Does Cataract Surgery Work?
Cataract surgery removes the cloudy natural lens and replaces it with an artificial one. This new lens restores clear vision and will never form cataracts. During traditional cataract surgery, your surgeon uses a small incision to open the capsule that contains the lens. The lens is broken up and removed, and the new lens is inserted in its place. These lenses are intended to last a lifetime.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery is an advanced option that makes surgery less invasive and can improve conditions like astigmatism. This procedure is becoming increasingly common as an improvement in traditional cataract surgery.
How Much Does Cataract Surgery Cost?
The cost of cataract surgery varies widely. Because it is a medically necessary procedure, most private insurance companies cover it. However, any deductibles and copays that come with your insurance plan will apply, so you should contact them to discuss how much you can expect to pay.
Medicare may also cover part of the cost of your cataract surgery, typically 80%. Contact them to determine if you qualify and how much of your procedure they will cover. While we can assist you with exploring your cost options, only your insurance provider can determine coverage.
If you pay for cataract surgery out of pocket, the average cost ranges from $3,000 to $7,500. We offer financing options that make cataract surgery affordable on almost any budget. We will discuss your payment options and help you find the best solution. Regaining your vision is more than worth the price.
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We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for your eyes. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.
What is Recovery Like After Cataract Surgery?
Most people will experience blurry vision, irritation, and red eyes for a few days after surgery. Most people can see clearly within a few days. Limit physical activity for one to two weeks after the procedure. Your Alabata Eye team will provide instructions on how to use your eye drops and other aftercare guidelines.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cataract Surgery?
You are usually a good candidate for cataract surgery if you have or are developing cataracts. People with otherwise healthy eyes are ideal candidates, but many others will qualify. You may not be a good candidate if you have certain medical conditions. If you feel the cost of cataract surgery puts it out of your reach, let us guide you through your options for restoring your vision.
Take the Next Step and Enjoy Clearer Uncorrected Vision
To schedule your in-person cataract surgery consultation, call Alabata Eye Center at (850)750-0568. A referral is not necessary. Thank you for trusting our professional services.