After offering laser-assisted cataract surgery for a significant evaluation period, the results of femtosecond cataract surgery were found to be identical to non-laser assisted surgery. Since visual outcomes were the same, the laser-assisted steps offered no benefit to our patients. In addition, there was a substantial out of pocket expense that was not covered under any medical plans. Because of these factors, we decided to no longer offer laser-assisted surgery, but will continue to evaluate and offer any procedures that are truly beneficial to our patients.
New- Patient Directed enrollment in the NextGen Patient Portal
We are now able to directly enroll patients without a token in our patient portal. The portal allows you to check on your appointment status, view your electronic chart and request medication refills or appointments. We strongly encourage you to check it out!
Eye Associates is now offering the Tecnis Symfony and Alcon's Vivity lens for qualified candidates
The Tecnis Symfony IOL and Alcon's vivity lens is a new class of lens implant available to qualified candidates who need cataract surgery, and are interested in wearing glasses less frequently after surgery. The lens is an extended depth of focus lens that spreads out light along a range, instead of focusing on one point of focus. It is available to those with or without astigmatism. Compared to prior multifocal options, there is a lower degree of glare and haloes around light sources at night.
The lens is considered "elective" and is not covered under insurance plans. The additional charges will be discussed at the time of your cataract consultation with your doctor.