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Cataract Advanced Lens Options

Medicare and a majority of health insurance plans usually cover most of the cataract surgery along with a standard cataract lens.

This will give you the clear vision that cataracts have obstructed. But if you needed glasses for distance or reading before cataract surgery, it is likely that you will still need them afterwards.

That is because some vision disorders are not related to the lens – they are the result of irregularities of the cornea. In our evaluation consultation, we may recommend LASIK vision correction along with cataract surgery to correct refractive error such as nearsightedness or farsightedness resulting from the shape of the cornea.


Advanced Intraocular Lens (IOLs) for Distance and Close Up Vision 

If your goal after cataract surgery is excellent vision without glasses or contacts, Rochester Eye and Laser Center offers Advanced Multifocal or Accommodating IOLs for a continuous range of vision correction well into your future. These Advanced IOLs provide correction for both near and distance vision and everything in between.

It is important to precisely measure the focusing power of the new lens for your vision goals, so Dr. Lindahl will work closely with you to determine the best Advanced IOL option for you.

Advanced lenses are not covered by Medicare and are available for an additional charge, up to $2,500 per eye. Discuss costs and payment options with our staff when you have your evaluation. We use the following goals with IOLs to help our patients see more clearly:

 

Standard Cataract Surgery
Astigmatism Correcting Cataract Surgery
Advanced Lens Cataract Surgery
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Vision Goal: Vision Goal: Vision Goal: Vision Goal:
I do not mind wearing glasses after cataract surgery for correction at any distance (near or far).  I would like to reduce my existing astigmatism with cataract surgery and the goal is to reduce my need to wear glasses for any distance. I understand I will need glasses for tasks requiring near and intermediate vision. The surgery will be done with laser assistance. I would like to reduce my dependency on glasses for all ranges of vision (distance, intermediate and near). I understand I may need glasses for certain tasks in low light, and/or very fine work. The surgery will be with laser assistance. I would like the laser to complete some of the steps of cataract surgery. This will be combined with the lens selected that is best for my vision needs (Monofocal).
Procedure Overview: Procedure Overview: Procedure Overview: Procedure Overview:
Remove cataract and replace with Monofocal (single distance) lens. Remove cataract and replace with TORIC (astigmatism-correcting) lens.

Remove cataract and replace with Advanced (Extended Depth of Focus) lens. 

*TORIC corrects astigmatism

Use laser for certain steps of cataract and can potentially treat mild astigmatism
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