A premium lens implant
Dr. Huot takes great pride in choosing the correct lens for your needs. Before your cataract surgery, Dr. Huot will perform a comprehensive dilated eye exam. During your exam, Dr. Huot will discuss your intraocular lens options based on the health of your eyes. If you are interested in a premium lens, extensive preoperative measurements will also be performed. These measurements will measure the curvature and length of your eye, the shape and thickness of your cornea, the size of the pupil in normal and dim light, calculate your eye's aberrations, and also determine your eye's tear production. Your surgeon will review all of the data received from the measurements and discuss the lens they would recommend for you.
Unfortunately, health insurance companies do not consider premium lenses medically-necessary so they will not cover the cost of any premium corrective lenses. Your health insurance will still pay their portion of the doctor's fee, the facility fee, and the anesthesia fee. You will just be responsible for any co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, and any upgrades that you choose.
Dr. Huot uses several different types of FDA-approved premium lenses including multifocal and toric. The type of premium lens implanted will be based on your particular vision needs and lifestyle.