Specialized Implants & Options
Your best vision near and far and everything in-between with Freedom from glasses
Advances in cataract surgery and the options for the latest in premium implants can now allow an individual to have maximum vision function for both distance and near without dependence on glasses.
Traditionally, when a cataract was removed, the cloudy lens was removed and replaced with a clear intraocular lens implant. This clear implant, however, did not correct astigmatism, nor did it correct the inability of post cataract patients to focus on both near and distance. This situation has meant that glasses were still necessary after cataract surgery in order to achieve best vision.
Now, however, we have unique specialized implants that can correct for astigmatism, and implants that can allow maximum focusing for both distance and near without dependence on glasses.
Although in general, medical insurance companies will cover the cost of cataract surgery, they will not cover the cost of the upgrade to your maximum vision with these premium implants. We don’t agree with that decision of the insurance companies, but that is their rules. Individuals who chose to maximize their visual result with a Premium IOL will still have the basic costs of the surgery covered by their insurance company, but will have to cover the cost of the upgrade. These costs can be also financed under very reasonable terms through our partner Care Credit..
We feel it is important to stress to our patients undergoing cataract surgery that this decision for a premium IOL to maximize vision should not be underestimated. We continue to encounter patients who have decided against our recommendation for this upgrade to not stretch for this option, and have regretted not taking advantage of this opportunity and are burdened with limitation in their vision and dependence on glasses that have not been able to achieve the maximal visual function for near and far. We have a golden one-time opportunity, while we are performing cataract surgery, to utilize an option that will maximize your vision for the rest of your life – a priceless gift to yourself. that most patients feel is well worth the cost.