What options do I have for my cataract surgery?
An important part of your cataract education and consultation process will be understanding and selecting important technology options available at ClearView Eye Clinic that will affect your surgery experience and your vision after cataract surgery. While all technology options won’t be a fit for your eyes and lifestyle goals, you and your doctor will discuss your vision and consider these options together. This overview of your options is meant to help you understand the technologies, ask questions, and be confident you are receiving the best technology for your vision.
A traditional monofocal lens is an advanced lens implant that provides great vision focus at one distance. Patients can choose which distance they want: near focus, intermediate focus, or distance focus. Most patients who receive a traditional monofocal lens have their vision optimized for distance vision and wear glasses for all near and intermediate vision activities.
Cataract surgery with an advanced monofocal lens at ClearView is a very predictable, life-changing surgery that has benefitted thousands of patients. Most insurance and private payers cover some or all of the costs associated with cataract surgery involving a traditional monofocal lens.
Many patients who have cataracts may also be suffering from astigmatism, which affects vision in a second way that can compound poor, blurry vision for people. ClearView Eye Clinic has invested in premium Toric Lens Technology to offer these patients an advanced solution for their vision.
A toric lens is an advanced monofocal lens combined with premium toric technology that allows ClearView to eliminate or greatly reduce your astigmatism astigmatism in addition to treating your cataract, creating greater freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Patients who have long suffered from astigmatism are amazed at how their vision responds to cataract surgery with the premium toric lens.
Because toric lenses are combined with monofocal technology, a patient receiving a toric lens will need to wear glasses or contacts for clear vision during many daily activities. However, achieving clear distance vision while treating astigmatism makes a premium toric lens a great choice for many patients. While insurance and private payers pay for much of the costs of cataract surgery with the toric lens, premium technology like the toric lens does require an additional elective fee in addition to the traditional surgery fee. The staff at ClearView will discuss this fee and payment options with you at your cataract consult.
More and more patients are looking for as much freedom as possible from corrective lenses like glasses and contacts after their cataract surgery. As cataract surgery has improved, patients now have incredible premium multifocal lens technology options that may reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after surgery.
Premium Multifocal Lens technology at ClearView provides the greatest vision range available in cataract surgery today. Concentric rings inside the multifocal lens create dynamic vision range at near, far, and everything in between. Many ClearView patients who have chosen the premium multifocal lens tell us that it feels like they are regaining the vision they had when they were 25 or 30 years old! For many people that have worn glasses for many years, the multifocal lens is truly a life-changing option and creates lifestyle freedom that changes how they live every day.
After surgery, ClearView Eye Clinic’s premium multifocal lens program offers patients a chance to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. Patients with active lifestyles who want to get the most out of their vision have found great benefits from our Multifocal Lens Technology. While insurance and private payers pay for much of the costs of cataract surgery with the multifocal lens, premium technology like the multifocal lens does require an additional elective fee in addition to the traditional surgery fee. The staff at ClearView will discuss this fee and payment options with you at your cataract consult.
Premium Cataract Technology
One of the most exciting aspects of cataract surgery is the advanced technology available to patients today to see more clearly than ever before after cataract surgery. ClearView Eye Clinic is proud to offer some of the most advanced technology available to cataract patients today.
A signature Premium Cataract Technology proudly featured by ClearView Eye Clinic is Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery is the most advanced form of cataract surgery available. During laser-assisted cataract surgery, our surgeons utilize the precision of a femtosecond laser to create the incisions necessary for cataract removal and replacement. These incisions are laser-precise and computer-customized to your exact eye position and lens choice.
Additionally, the laser is used to soften the lens before phacoemulsification, reducing the energy used in the eye and minimizing risks. Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery offers doctors unprecedented precision and customization of your cataract surgery.
ORA Technology enables ophthalmologists to measure vision correction accuracy, intraoperatively during the surgery, for superior outcomes.
A second Premium Cataract Technology featured by ClearView Eye Clinic is a full menu of Advanced IOL Options. Specifically, our advanced toric and multifocal lens options offer patients more choice than ever before in achieving their vision goals after cataract surgery.
While Medicare and insurance payers cover traditional cataract technology and surgery options, our Premium Technology Packages are not covered by payers and will involve an extra, elective fee for the patients. These fees will be discussed and explained during your cataract consultation.