Because cataract removal surgery is a medical need, both Medicare and Medicaid will provide assistance if the surgical procedure is considered a necessity. Generally, these providers do not cover vision-related concerns such as refractive errors or LASIK to correct them.
However, because living with cataracts can severely limit and hinder your life and wellbeing, cataract removal cost is covered. You will have to opt for the basic intraocular lens implants (IOLs). More information about this can be found in part B, ‘outpatient services’ if you have Original Medicare.
As cataracts progress and harden, they can make our vision suffer significantly. But there’s no need to keep letting cataracts get you down. If you have health and/or vision insurance, talk to your provider first.
If you don’t have insurance and you cannot cover the costs yourself, you may qualify for Medicare assistance.
We hope this information about the cost of cataract surgery has proven useful. If you have more questions or would like to talk about your upcoming procedure, please get in touch with us today. Alternatively, drop in and see us at our locations in Bergenfield and Passiac NJ. Our friendly staff is happy to assist.