How Much Is Cataract Surgery?

The majority of patients who require cataract surgery will be covered by either private insurance or Medicare. Of course, in both cases, you’ll need to have met both your deductible and copay for the insurance to kick in.

When private insurance and Medicare are not options, employer insurance (usually a flexible spending account) may help you pay for your cataract surgery.

What Influences the Cost of Surgery?

Cataract surgery is influenced by three main factors, including:

What surgical techniques will be used

Insurance may refuse to cover techniques such as laser incisions and other specialized procedures. If you opt for these more advanced techniques, therefore, you can expect to pay more.

Your choice of lens

Standard lenses are typically covered in full, but if you opt for a specialized lens (such as a toric lens to fix astigmatism), prices may go up, and insurance may not cover the added cost.

Severity of the Symptoms

Certain insurance companies will decline coverage if the symptoms are not severe enough and the cataracts have not fully developed. At the same time, most doctors advise taking care of cataracts as soon as symptoms begin to appear.

Symptom Severity

Cataracts Effect on Everyday Activities

Your Lens Choice

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Surgical Technique

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Learn More About Cataract Financing Options

Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers offers patient-friendly financing options for those who do not have Medicare or private insurance. If you have questions about financing, one of our financial counselors would be happy to speak with you during your VIP consult appointment. Our goal is to work with you to find a payment plan that works for you.

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Lens Type

The type of artificial intraocular lens you pick to replace your cataract-clouded lens can also affect the price of surgery. Monofocal intraocular lenses are covered by most insurance plans, though you may still be responsible for deductibles and/or copays.

Selecting a premium intraocular lens like a toric or multifocal lens may increase the price of surgery. Both of these lenses provide additional lifestyle benefits — toric lenses correct astigmatism, for instance — but most insurance providers view opting for a premium lens as a personal choice rather than a medical necessity.

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Surgical Techniques

The techniques used during your procedure tend to affect the cost of surgery, as well. Insurance providers usually will not fully cover procedures performed with advanced techniques like laser incisions. That said, there are clear advantages to laser techniques — including improved intraoperative precision and faster recovery times — so for some patients, it may be worth the investment.

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Flexible Financing Options

If you’re considering having surgery to remove a cataract, we encourage you to schedule a VIP consultation with an ophthalmologist at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas. During your consultation, we’ll be able to get a sense for the health of your eyes and provide a recommendation as to your best course of action.

If your insurance doesn’t cover the full balance of your procedure, we’ll work with you to craft a payment plan that fits your monthly budget. We have several different payment options available, including zero percent financing for the first two years with no down payment (subject to credit approval). During your consultation, our team of surgical counselors will help you figure out what your insurance policy covers, what payment options are available, and how to make cataract surgery as affordable as possible.

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