Understanding the Costs
Cataract, Glaucoma and LASIK surgeries are all extremely safe and successful procedures. What many people wan to know first is, “how much will it cost?”
The answer to that is, well, it depends. If you have private insurance or Medicare, you will be responsible for any co-pay or co-insurance that your particular plan calls for. We will give you an estimate of these costs while you’re in our office, but it his highly recommended that you contact your insurance company and obtain that information.
Many patients opt to choose a premium IOL to replace their natural lens during cataract surgery. These lenses are not typically covered by any insurances or Medicare, so this would be an out-of-pocket expense. While cost is definitely a factor in selecting these lenses, we have financing options available for you to explore. Your surgical counselor will explain the costs of the particular lens you are considering, as well as the options for payment. This holds true for LASIK and other refractive vision correction procedures.
Cost is important to all of us. But most of these procedures and lenses will give your outstanding vision that will last the rest of your life. Keep in mind these are “one time” decisions and once we implant a lens, we cannot go back and exchange it for an upgrade should you so desire.
Who gets paid?
For cataract and glaucoma surgery, you will pay three entities for your procedure:
We will provide you an estimate of your total out of pocket expense, if there is any, during your evaluation process at TVLC.