Cataracts FAQ's



Does my insurance cover these upgraded lens options like lenses for astigmatism and multifocal lenses?

Because these options are considered elective, or not medically necessary, insurance companies provide no coverage resulting in out of pocket expenses. If surgery is being performed to remove a visually impairing cataract, insurance will cover surgery fees related to medical necessity. Our office provides easy low interest financing options for advanced cataract surgery through CARE CREDIT.

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Are cataracts found only in older people?

Nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts and over 90 percent of people have them by age 65. Cataracts can also occur at earlier stages in life due to diabetes, long-term steroid use, or trauma to the eye.

Is cataract surgery serious?

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, with over 98% success rate. Dr Levine has extensive surgical experience having completed more than 25,000 ocular surgeries throughout his career. Even though the procedure only takes 10 minutes, We follow strict protocols to ensure patients are healthy enough to undergo surgery safely.

When should cataract surgery be done?

Because cataracts have a different rate of progression in each patient, surgical necessity will vary for each individual. Surgery can be recommende when cataracts begin to impact your daily lifestyle. It is important to tell us when you begin to experience a decrease in vision or increased difficulties when performing activities such as driving, reading, or watching television.

What can I expect after cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery will restore the vision a patient had prior to developing the cataract. Discoloration, cloudiness, and glare are usually caused by cataract obstruction and will be relieved with surgery. The result of cataract removal is a clear window of vision allowing all light to pass through the eye. Standard lens replacement will result in the necessity of full time glasses, although premium options offered at Eyes of York can be discussed with your surgeon to eliminate or reduce dependence on corrective lenses.

How long does it take to heal?

Each individual’s healing time varies based on their overall health and ocular condition. Some patients experience a slight foreign body sensation the day of surgery. Blurred vision is expected during the healing process and typically clears within a day or two. Eye drops are given as part of your postoperative care regimen and facilitate the healing process.


Cliffside Laser Eye and Cataract Center
663 Palisade Ave., Suite 303
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
Phone: 201-941-9400
Fax: 201-941-5840

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