Premium Toric Intraocular Lens
If you have astigmatism, and a clearer distance vision is important to you, you now have an option. You can decrease your astigmatism during cataract surgery. The unique design of the “Premium Toric Intraocular Lens” provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses. Imagine being able to enjoy quality distance vision without eyeglasses.
Astigmatism is a common corneal irregularity where the surface of the cornea has an uneven curvature that causes vision to be distorted. This condition commonly requires glasses for distance and for reading to correct the visual distortion.
During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist surgically removes the cloudy lens of the eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens (implant) in order to restore your vision. Instead of replacing the lens with a conventional monofocal intraocular lens, a “Premium Toric Intraocular Lens” is used to correct any pre-existing astigmatism (distortion) within the eye.
Do not expect to be completely free of glasses. Recent studies have shown that 97% of patients who received this implant in both eyes were spectacle-free for distance vision. This implant does not correct for intermediate and near vision, and you will be expected to wear reading glasses.
The cost of a Premium Toric Intraocular Lens is partially covered. Medicare and all other insurance companies cover the costs of the cataract surgery and of a conventional lens. The use of a “premium intraocular lens” and the associated services are considered partially covered. In addition to your deductible and co-payment amount, you will be responsible for the additional charges of the “premium toric intraocular lens” and all associated services performed before, during and after the cataract surgery. The charges for a Premium Toric Intraocular Lens are $1,400.00 per eye, in addition to any deductible and co-payment amount.