Affording Cataract Surgery at the Eye Clinic of Austin
Cataract removal is seen as a medical necessity since it can cause blindness. This means that the surgery and standard monofocal intraocular lenses (IOL) will be covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans. A monofocal IOL will improve distance vision, but you will need glasses or contacts to see mid-range and up close. They may be needed even for distance vision if astigmatism is not corrected at the time of surgery.
Lenses that are referred to as “Lifestyle Lenses” are also available for this surgical procedure. If you choose to upgrade from a monofocal IOL to a Multifocal, Accommodating, or Toric IOL, you will pay out-of-pocket for the cost of the Lifestyle lens and the additional testing and follow-up care needed. These lenses are not covered by Medicare and insurance companies because they provide vision capabilities beyond the standard lens that is covered.
Your vision is our top priority at Eye Clinic of Austin. The financing options for vision correction have never been better and can mean the difference between enjoying sharp, clear vision now, versus waiting until you’ve saved up the money.
We offer financing through CareCredit. Flex Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts or even a credit card may also be used to finance the procedure. Payment plans offered by CareCredit will be designed to fit your individual needs and financial circumstances using low monthly payments or interest-free options. To find out if you are a candidate for financing options from CareCredit, you can visit the CareCredit website at www.carecredit.com.
To take advantage of any of these options, please call our office for an appointment at 512.427.1100. There are no application fees or paperwork to complete, and you could be approved in minutes.