Monday, February 11, 2013

Insurance for Toric & Multifocal Lens Implants

Question: Is there ever insurance coverage (even partial) for toric lens implants for astigmatism or multifocal lens implants for cataract surgery?

Answer: Generally there is no insurance coverage for astigmatism correcting toric lens implants or multifocal lens implants. What is possible is if you are still employed you may use your Flex Plan to pay part of the cost. Flex Plans were severely limited and cut back under Obamacare so even these employer based benefits will only cover a portion of the lens implant fee. In very rare instances an employer might offer some stipend toward these implants but it is quite unusual.

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