News for Cataract Patients MEDICARE COVERAGE
Despite all the cutbacks in Medicare, the government run organization has decided to allow cataract patients the option of choosing a new technology lens implant that allows you to see near, midrange, and far unlike the older design of singlevision implants called monofocal lenses. Monofocal
With singlevision lens implants, there is a high likelihood that you will need glasses for most activities after your surgery and you will have the additional replacement cost of glasses through the years. Medicare will pay 80% of your cataract surgery and the monofocal lens. This is considered basic coverage. FREEDOM FROM GLASSES
Advance technology implants, such as the AcrySof® ReSTOR® diffractive implant, are designed to improve your vision to see near, far, and most of what’s inbetween. Medicare will now allow you to pay for the upgrade, if you choose to do so. With this lens there is an 80% chance you will never have to wear glasses again. The goal of the ReSTOR® lens surgery is to allow you to read the newspaper, your mail and to see many other things near and far with good lighting and without glasses. There is an additional cost for having this new lens implanted and you can discuss this further with Dr. Silverman and her technical staff if you are interested.