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Advanced Technology That Fits Your Lifestyle

Today’s cataract surgery technology offers you the option to correct additional eye conditions, granting you the freedom to resume activities like knitting, golfing, cooking, driving and much more.
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BASIC LENS

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LENSES

Monofocal Lenses

Multifocal Lenses

Astigmatism-Correcting Lenses

Can correct cataracts

Can correct both cataracts
and presbyopia

Can correct both cataracts
and astigmatism

Can be satisfactory for cataract patients who don’t mind wearing glasses or contacts for everyday activities

Ideal for cataract patients who want the opportunity for spectacle independence for activities at all distances – near, far and everything in between

Ideal for cataract patients who wish to reduce the need for glasses and contacts for distance vision

Medicare and private insurance typically cover monofocal lens and implantation costs; there will be a co-pay expense for monofocal lenses

Medicare and private insurance typically cover the cost of basic cataract surgery; there will be an out-of-pocket expense for multifocal lenses

Medicare and private insurance typically cover the cost of basic cataract surgery; there will be an out-of-pocket expense for astigmatism-correcting lenses

The AcrySof® IQ IOL is a monofocal lens

The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a multifocal lens

The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is an astigmatism-correcting lens

LASER-ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY

With a higher level of accuracy than manual cataract surgery1, the LenSx® Laser System can provide a surgical experience customized for your eye during procedures involving any of the advanced technology lenses above

Medicare and private insurance typically cover some of the cost of laser-assisted cataract surgery; there may be out-of-pocket expenses, including imaging associated with advanced technology lenses

When to Undergo Cataract Surgery

Your eye care specialist will let you know when it’s time for cataract surgery. Depending on your cataract symptoms, your eye care specialist may recommend managing the condition with an updated prescription to your glasses or contact lenses. But as your cataracts develop, they may interfere with your freedom to engage in your favorite activities. Let your eye care specialist know if you experience any changes in your vision.

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References
  1. Cionni R. Improved precision and predictability for laser refractive cataract surgery. Poster, 2012.