Cataract Surgery Cost

Medicare and most insurance plans cover cataract surgery cost because it is seen as a medical necessity since it can cause blindness. The standard Monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) require no additional out-of-pocket cost to the patient. A Monofocal IOL will improve distance vision, but you will need glasses or contacts to see mid-range and up close.

If you choose to upgrade from a Monofocal IOL to a Multifocal, Accommodating, or Toric IOL, additional cost is required for the extra testing, follow-up care, and the lens itself. Because these lenses provide vision capabilities beyond a standard lens, Medicare and insurance companies consider them elective and thus do not cover the additional cost.

Your vision is our top priority at Eye Clinic of Austin. We will recommend whatever best meets your particular visual needs, explaining our reasoning. If our recommendation is an optional lens, then it is your choice if you want to pay the associated, uncovered costs to try to get even better vision than the covered, standard lens option. The financing options for vision correction have never been better and can mean the difference between enjoying sharp, clear vision now, versus waiting until you’ve saved up the money.

We partner with CareCredit to provide our patients the ability to pay the additional cataract surgery cost over time. Payment plans from CareCredit are designed to fit your individual needs and financial circumstances using low monthly payments and interest-free options. To find out if you are a candidate for financing options from CareCredit, simply apply online and receive approval in minutes.

We also partner with Alphaeon Credit, which gives you another financing option to break up the cost of your cataract surgery over time. They offer special financing plans and a variety of monthly payment options with no annual fee. There’s no need to reapply when using the card again for yourself or family members. Visit Alphaeon Credit to apply online.

An additional option for cataract surgery cost is through a flex spending account or health savings account. Contact us to find out more on how to use these options.

We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Awards & Recognition


Cataract Surgery Patient 7

“He has the best bedside manner, his staff is wonderful, and I’m so glad I did it with him — he’s great.”

Cataract Surgery Patient

Cataract Surgery Patient 6

“The surgery was miraculous! I mean, as soon as he was through, I could already see better. I just can’t say it enough — I’m so happy with it.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 5

“When I got the surgery, even as my eyes were healing, I noticed things were very vivid, very clear.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 4

“The surgery with Dr. Irshad was like nothing. It was over so quickly! I didn’t have to do anything except just lay there and it was really easy.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 3

“Your eyes are pretty precious and you have to trust the people that are going to be working on them, and definitely the group here is great.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient

“My vision is totally clear. I can see everything. Everything is just plain as day... It was effortless. Everything went so smoothly.”

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Cataract Surgery Patient 2

"The whole world is a lot crisper and clearer and more beautiful to me right now... The whole practice is just professional and wonderful to deal with and completely gave me confidence. I’ve sent a few people over here already. I rave about this place."

Cataract Surgery Patient

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