If cataracts and presbyopia are affecting your quality of life, now is the time to talk to your eye doctor about treatment options. Although most people over the age of 60 experience some level of blurry vision due to cataracts, and almost everyone over 50 loses their ability to read comfortably without glasses due to presbyopia, a Multifocal Lens now makes it possible to regain performance more like that of younger eyes.
What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is a common age-related condition. Beginning around the age of 40, the natural lens inside the eye begins to harden and become less flexible. This reduces the eye’s ability to switch focus from near, far, in between, and back again. Signs of presbyopia: Loss of ability to read up close, Difficulty viewing a computer screen, Need reading glasses or bifocals, Holding objects further away to read
For people who have cataracts, there is a procedure to remove the clouded natural lens of the eye and replace it with an advanced, artificial Multifocal Lens. This unique implantable lens significantly improves vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia giving you the ability to improve your vision in a full range of distances, from near to far enabling you to read a book, work on the computer, drive a car, day or night, and enjoy an active lifestyle with an increased freedom from glasses. A Multifocal Lens has helped thousands of people gain independence from glasses for the first time.
There is an additional cost for a multifocal lens and for additional measurements prior to surgery and for the insertion of the lens during cataract surgery which is not covered by Medicare.
When you work with Claris, the price quoted for the surgical insertion of a multifocal lens is the price you pay. If your eyes require surgical enhancement procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, those procedures are covered for up to one year after the surgery.
*(Note: Common concerns or complications associated with cataract surgery, such as a YAG Capsulotomy, will be billed to your health insurance plan and processed according to your individual coverage including copays, deductible and coinsurance. Such procedures and their associated costs are not included in the multifocal lens pricing).
Fees vary depending on the type of lens being used but include both the professional fee and the cost of the multifocal lens.
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The price of a multifocal lens includes an enhancement procedure for up to one year for patients who medically qualify. This procedure is conducted to fine-tune the vision results. To qualify, the eye(s) to be enhanced must:
• be healthy
• have post-operative uncorrected vision of less than 20/30
• have post-operative correction over 0.5 diopters in sphere and cylinder, as measured by Wavefront analysis.
Questions about Pricing?
If you have questions about a multifocal lens procedure or pricing, please call us at 612.775.8009 or email us at email@example.com.