A+ Cataract Care: Your Journey to Clear Vision Begins
If you or a loved one begin to experience symptoms like cloudy or blurry vision, glares or halos at nighttime, sensitivity to daylight or even what seems like a yellow haze covering your vision, then you may be at risk for cataracts.
Developing a cataract is something that affects most of us at some point in our lives, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the end of your visual journey. In fact, we are now able to provide patients with better vision than they originally had thanks to modern technology and advanced surgical procedures.
There are several factors to consider when it comes to cataract surgery, starting with understanding your condition. Knowing the proper information and getting the correct facts will help you make the best choice possible.
To help you with this process, we have divided it into 4 simple steps.
Step One: Become Informed About Your Visual Condition
We have complied a great deal of information to aid you in learning about cataracts.
Take time in reviewing this data our main goal is to help you feel more informed about this serious condition. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 607-302-4742.
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 helps us learn more about your visual goals and current condition, and how we can assist you to get sight without glasses after your cataract surgery.
Step Two: Understand the Technological Choices You Have
In the past, the only procedure to combat cataracts was to correct your distance vision or create monovision. Today’s technological advancements have enabled us to create lenses that allow excellent multifocal and extended depth focus, so you don’t have to settle. This technology can also treat conditions like 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 that allow us to truly personalize your treatment plan and achieve the visual results you desire.
Step Three: Research Your Payment Options: Insurance vs. Private
One of the most commonly misconstrued topics for patients are the available payment options. Patients have the ability to choose from private insurance only or a combination of insurance and out-of-pocket payment. Our goal is to educate you on the potential benefits and risks of each option to make you feel as confident as possible with your decision.
While you are researching your options, we suggest you ask your insurance carrier these following questions:
- Will my insurance cover a multifocal lens?
- What percentage will my insurance cover? What is my total reimbursement?
- Will my insurance cover the LASIK procedure to enhance my results?
Typically, insurance will cover the process of removing the cataract, and replacing it with a standard lens, but that will not treat astigmatism, improve your night vision, or provide you with clear vision at both near and far distances. Cataract surgery covered by insurance is designed only to help improve your vision with glasses
If you desire better vision without the need for glasses after your cataract surgery, then it requires a more individualized approach with more advanced lens options.
Step Four: Seek Medical Counsel from an Ophthalmologist
The best way to start your journey to better vision is with a consultation. During this visit, we discuss your personal vision goals and needs, and come up with a plan that is uniquely tailored to you. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please call us at 607-302-4742.
We also encourage you to take our self-test to help us learn more about your current condition, and how we can assist you to get the vision of your dreams. If you have questions or want to speak to one of our expert staff members, please contact us at 607-302-4742.