Specialty Lenses Available at
Grossnickle Eye Center
It is our pleasure to provide you with the most
advanced, best possible care for your eyesight.
Through the advancement of technology, you now have the
option to choose the type of lens implant you wish to
receive during your cataract surgery.
The toric lens is specifically for
patients with astigmatism. This lens has the added
benefit of greatly reducing your astigmatism along with
correcting nearsightedness and farsightedness. Most
patients will not need to wear glasses for distance tasks
such as driving, TV or movies. You will need glasses for
near tasks such as reading, playing cards or sewing.
Bifocal/Multifocal (ReStor and
Crystalens) lenses have the added advantage of a
built-in bifocal lens. Most patients with this lens
implant will not have to wear glasses for either distance or
near tasks. Some of these lenses require certain anatomic
and optical circumstances to be right for your eye.
After your exam, your doctor will be able to tell you if one
of these lenses is right for you.
It is important to understand that
Medicare and most commercial insurance policies include
coverage for cataract surgery and exam fees. However,
since there are added costs for these specialty lenses they
are not a covered benefit. Many patients choose these
lenses, however, because they prefer the opportunity to
reduce their dependence on glasses. Your basic
insurance benefits should remain unchanged regardless of
which lens you choose.