Premium Intraocular Lens Implants in Louisville, KY
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The multifocal lens is designed to provide improved vision at all distances without aid from the muscles in the eye that normally control the lens. Instead, the lens distributes light coming into the eye as a function of pupil size. Most patients have reported never wearing glasses again, according to clinical studies.
How is the multifocal IOL different from monofocal IOLs?
Monofocal IOLs are a traditional type of IOL that provides patients with only one focal point. Most commonly, these lenses only correct distant vision, although sometimes the patient wants their near vision to be corrected. This means that you will likely require glasses following surgery either for distance or near, and sometimes for both. The multifocal IOL differs from regular monofocal IOLs in that it focuses at distance and near, decreasing your dependency on glasses at all distances.
What is the difference in cost between a traditional monofocal lens and the multifocal IOL?
Insurance policies vary, but Medicare, supplemental insurance, and private insurance will typically still cover the basic cataract surgery procedure with a conventional, monofocal IOL. However, if you decide to have the multifocal IOL implanted, there will be an additional cost that is not covered by insurance or Medicare. Medicare now allows you to pay the difference for the added benefits of the multifocal IOL. This additional cost may be financed through CareCredit®, which can be set up through our office.
If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of the multifocal IOL or in an explanation of your policy coverage, please contact us or call our office at (502) 245-0305.
Is the multifocal IOL right for me?
This is a decision that you should reach only after a thorough discussion with Dr. Burns. You should consider all the risks and benefits of the IOL, and because of this, Dr. Burns always allows you plenty of time to make your decision. Very often he will not schedule your surgery at the time of your office visit in order to allow you to think it over at home and to discuss it with your family members. Frequently, certain activities in which you participate will help you make the decision. For example, if you do a lot of reading, and you don’t want the hassle of reading glasses anymore, the multifocal IOL may be an excellent choice for you. Whatever decision you make, Dr. Burns and his office staff will be ready to answer all of your questions regarding cataract surgery and your lens options. Please contact us or call (502) 245-0305 if you have any questions.