How LASIK can free you from the restraints of bifocals

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Sep 6, 2023 1:29:23 PM

Bifocals are eyeglasses that feature two lens powers, allowing wearers to see both near and far objects. In the past, individuals with bifocal vision had no choice but to wear special glasses or contact lenses in order to correct their vision. However, LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) can now free them from this dependence on eyewear. This procedure uses a laser beam combined with sophisticated computer technology to reshape the cornea of the eye, correcting refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is important for patients considering LASIK who use bifocals to understand what they should expect before and after undergoing surgery as there are certain factors that need to be taken into account during evaluation for eligibility for this procedure.

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LASIK and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Aug 25, 2023 1:46:00 PM

LASIK is a great option to consider if you would like to see clearly and reduce your dependence on corrective lenses (i.e., glasses, contacts). It’s a great option to consider for people suffering from refractive errors, such as Myopia (Nearsightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness), and Astigmatism.

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Does Medicare Cover LASIK Eye Surgery?

by Christian Worstell on Aug 23, 2023 12:57:42 PM

It’s never too late to take steps to correct your vision, and many older adults on Medicare may be wondering if and how LASIK eye surgery is covered by Medicare. 

While LASIK eye surgery is not covered by Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B), some Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare Part C) may cover LASIK eye surgery. Medicare Advantage plans are sold by private insurance companies and are an alternative way of receiving Medicare health benefits and prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Advantage plans often cover routine vision care, prescription glasses and contact lenses. Many of these Medicare Advantage plans with vision benefits may also cover LASIK ...

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