Cataract surgery and standard (single focus) intraocular lenses are covered partially by Medicare and most health insurance plans because these are considered medical necessities. Refractive Lens Exchange and upgrading to premium IOLs to correct presbyopia and astigmatism is not covered by Medicare because these IOLs are not considered a medical necessity.
The financing options for vision correction have never been better! Getting a quality procedure from a highly accredited and experienced surgeon is important. Learn about financing options during the consultation process. You may also learn about insurance plan discounts and using your FLEX spending or Medical Savings Account to help pay for your procedure.