Cost of Cataract Surgery in Ft Myers
If you are considering cataract surgery in Ft. Myers, Florida, and are concerned about the cost, Elmquist Eye Group can help!
Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist, one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology, his partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and his associates, Nina Burt, OD, and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide complete eye care services at Elmquist Eye Group for individuals who live and work in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and throughout Lee County, Florida.
Our refractive surgeons, Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown, are both board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye, including cataract surgery, LASIK surgery and glaucoma surgery.
Costs Associated with Cataract Surgery
The main cost components of basic or traditional cataract surgery are the pre-surgery exam to discuss your cataracts, the surgeon’s fee, the anesthesia fee, the surgery center’s fee, the cost of a standard intraocular lens (IOL), and the cost of one pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses after surgery, if you need them.
These costs are generally covered by both Original Medicare and private health insurance plans, although most patients can expect to pay some out-of-pocket expenses for deductibles and copayments.
Depending on your pre-surgery examination and the visual results you hope to achieve from cataract surgery, we may recommend a customized treatment plan that could reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery.
In other words, Dr. Elmquist or Dr. Eccles-Brown may recommend that you consider an advanced-technology replacement lens, or premium IOL lens, which will correct presbyopia or astigmatism and allow you to see clearly at all distances.
These advanced lenses, as well as advanced refractive testing, topography screenings, pupil screening, OCT screenings and other screening tests you may need before surgery in order to achieve the best results, are generally not covered by Medicare or most private insurance plans.
If you decide on an advanced technology upgrade, such as bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, a Toric lens or a multifocal lens, you would be responsible for the additional cost.
Elmquist Eye Group accepts most insurance plans. We will explain all of your cataract surgery options to you, contact your insurance plan to see what coverage is available, and help you understand exactly how much is covered and how much you ultimately may need to pay out-of-pocket.
Although you may have some out-of-pocket expenses based on the choices you make, it’s also important to consider the cost of not having cataract surgery. Poor vision and problems with driving at night are not only inconvenient, but hazardous.
When you’re ready to learn more about cataract surgery in Ft. Myers and the cost associated with the procedure, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment. We would be delighted to answer all of your questions about how we can restore your good vision so you can get back to enjoying life.