A+ Cataract Care: Your Journey to Clear Vision Begins
Chances are right now you or someone you love is experiencing some of these symptoms: Cloudy or blurry vision or even a yellow haze in your vision, glare or halos at night time, even sensitivity to light during the day.
While developing a cataract is something that happens to most of us at some point in our lives, it does not need to be the end of your visual journey. In fact, with modern technology and advanced surgical procedures, we are now able to provide our cataract patients with better vision than many have had in their entire lives.
There are several factors to consider about cataract surgery – and it starts with understanding your condition, and getting the facts to make the best choice for you.
To help you with this process, we have broke it down to 4 simple steps.
Step One: Become informed about your visual condition
On our site, we have compiled a great deal of information to aid you in learning about cataracts.
Please take the time to review and please reach out to us with any questions. While you are in this process of discovery, we have one important question for you to consider:
After your cataract surgery, how important is it for you to be free from wearing glasses?
This is one of several questions we ask in our Cataract Self Test, which we encourage you to take. It helps us to learn about your visual goals and condition and assists us in our approach to get you sight without glasses after your cataract surgery.
Step Two: Understand the technological choices you have
Years ago, if you had one or more cataracts, the only thing that could be done was to correct your distance vision or to create monovision. What’s great about today’s technologically advanced lenses is that they allow for excellent multifocal and extended depth of focus lenses. In addition, this technology can also treat astigmatism and provide excellent night vision.
As unique as your vision is, so is the approach to choosing which lens is used in your procedure.
At Sambursky Laser Eye Center, we have a multitude of lens choices allowing us to truly tailor our solution to your visual needs.
Step Three: Research Your Payment Options: Insurance vs Private
One of the most misunderstood areas for patients revolves around their payment options. Patients may choose from private insurance only or a hybrid of both insurance and out-of-pocket payment. Our goal is to provide you with the advantages and disadvantages of each option so you feel comfortable with your decision.
While you are researching your options we suggest you ask your insurance carrier these questions:
- Will my insurance cover a multifocal lens?
- What % will my insurance cover? What is my total reimbursement?
- Will my insurance cover the LASIK procedure to enhance my results?
Insurance will typically remove the cataract and replace it with a standard lens, but it won’t treat astigmatism, your night vision, or provide you with clear vision at both near and far distances.
Cataract surgery covered by insurance is purely a procedure designed to help your glasses to work better. If you want to achieve your best possible vision and a life without glasses after your cataract procedure, then it requires a more personalized approach and more advanced lenses.
Step Four: Seek medical counsel from an ophthalmologist
Your journey begins with a consultation. During this visit, we measure your eyes to figure out what lenses you are a candidate for as well as discuss your visual goals. If you would like to schedule your consultation now, please click the link below.
We also encourage you to take our Cataract Self Test. At the end of the self test, you will be invited to schedule your consultation. This will allow you to not only understand how advanced your cataract is and when it should be treated but also an opportunity to ask all of your questions.