Shore Eye Associates

Latest news and promotions from Shore Eye Associates with offices in Monmouth and Ocean County.

How Much Should I Pay Out of Pocket for Premium Cataract Surgery?

paying for premium cataract surgery


How Much Should I Pay Out of Pocket for Premium Cataract Surgery



This is the third installment of a three-part series.


In the first installment “Why do I have to pay extra for cataract surgery?” I addressed the reasons why there are now optional parts of cataract surgery for which you may choose to pay extra.

In the second installment “Should I pay extra for cataract surgery?” I addressed when you should (or should not) consider paying extra for cataract surgery and went over the various choices that exist today.

Before you make any decision about paying for premium cataract surgery you should first read “Do I Really Need Cataract Surgery”

In this final installment, I want to review how much these services cost and what we at Shore Eye Associates charge for these services.

There is not a set amount that can be charged for the various options so it is up to individual surgeons and practices to decide what to charge.  Given that, there are often large differences between practices and areas of the country.

Your first concern should be, are you comfortable with your surgeon and the second should be are the charges in line with the market.

Here at Shore Eye Associates we break our surgical options into the same three options I reviewed in the second installment.

Option 1- Basic surgery-  This is what most people’s insurance covers.  Manual surgery with a fixed focus implant.  There is no “extra” charge for this surgery.  You just pay whatever deductibles or co-pay your insurance mandates.

Option 2-  Astigmatism correction-  This is what we refer to as “custom” cataract surgery.  In this surgery we fix your astigmatism along with removing the cataract.  You only need to consider this type of surgery if you have significant astigmatism.  During this surgery, we will correct your astigmatism by either using the Femto laser to make cuts in the cornea to help round it back into shape or use a custom astigmatism correcting implant (Toric) lens and sometimes when astigmatism is very high we do both.  For this surgery, we charge $1650 per eye over the rate for basic cataract surgery. 

Option 3-  Extended Range Implant-  This is what we refer to as “advanced” surgery.  This surgery corrects your astigmatism, if needed and uses an extended range implant to try to reduce your need for reading glasses.  There are several different options in this category and we will talk to you about your lifestyle and preferences and then together we will try and pick the best lens for your situation.  For this service, we charge $3000 per eye over the rate of basic cataract surgery.

The options are summarized in our chart below.

For more about cataracts and cataract surgery including videos (both animated and live surgery) visit the Cataract Surgery page on our website
Premium Cataract Surgery Options


Should I Pay out of Pocket for Cataract Surgery?
Should I worry about Astigmatism?

Related Posts

Comments

 
No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 18 November 2017

Captcha Image

Search Shore Eye

Patient Resources

facebook yelp google+ youtube twitter pintrest

Order online button-patient-portal

  • Toms River +

    530 Lakehurst Road Suite 206
    Toms River, NJ 08755

    Phone: 732-341-4733

    View Map

    • Mon. Tues.: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Saturday: By Appointment
    • Sunday: Closed

                               

  • Spring Lake Heights +

    2018 Highway 71
    Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762

    Phone: 732-359-8380

    View Map

    • Monday: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00PM
    • Thursday: closed
    • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Saturday: By Appointment
    • Sunday: Closed

       

    Contact Spring Lake Heights Location

  • Brick +

    445 Brick Blvd
    Brick, NJ 08723

    Phone: 732-920-3737

    View Map and Directions

    • Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday: Closed
    • Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Friday: Closed
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

       

    Click for more information about our
    Brick location

  • Whiting +

    Route 530 and Schoolhouse Rd, Suite 19
    Whiting, NJ 08759

    Phone: 732-350-3344

    View Map

    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

       

    Click for more information
    Whiting Location

  • 1

Video Education

Click To View Larger Video in a Popup