fhjmom Posted September 29, 2012 Share Posted September 29, 2012 My mom's optometrist has been recommending she see a surgeon for a consultation about having cataract surgery for some time and she has finally decided that now is probably the time to do so. She will be talking with the doctor on Monday, but they gave her some literature to read before her appointment and told her she would need to decide "what kind of lens she wanted". She is planning on discussing all the options with the doctor, but she was hoping to get some "real patient" perspective before going in so that she could maybe ask more informed questions. The doctor she has been referred to is apparently one of the few in the country that is now offering laser cataract surgery. (Not sure if he is just one of a few that does laser or just this certain type of laser surgery though. The literature compared it to Lasik.) She was given literature on new "LifeStyle" lenses that were available if she had the laser surgery versus traditional lenses with the traditional knife surgery. Insurance does not cover the "upgraded" lenses and she would have to pay the difference out-of-pocket, which is a concern, but if it would be significantly better, she would consider it (depending on the cost difference, which she will find out at her appointment). So have any of you had cataract surgery or had a close loved one who has and can give any input or guidance? I would be especially interested to hear from anyone who knows more about the new laser procedure and/or LifeStyle lenses. TIA!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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