Over 25,000 Cataract Surgeries Performed by Dr. Daniel Sambursky and his Team with Life-changing Results for Patients in Binghamton, Elmira, Corning and Ithaca, NY
A+ Cataract Care: Your Journey to Clear Vision Begins
There are good chances that either you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms: cloudy or blurry vision, a yellow haze in your eyesight, glare or halos at nighttime, or even sensitivity to light during the day. While developing cataracts happens to most people during life, it does not need to be the end of your visual journey. With modern technology and advanced surgical procedures, we are able to provide cataract patients with better vision than they previously had. There are several factors that should be considered with cataract surgery – starting with understanding your condition and getting all the necessary facts to make the best decision. To help simplify this process, we have broken it down into 4 easy steps.
Step One: Become informed about your visual condition
We have compiled a vast amount of information to aid you in learning more about cataracts. Visit our site to learn more: Please take some time to review each point and don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions. While you are in this process of discovery, we want you to consider one important question: After your cataract surgery, how important is it for you to be free from wearing glasses? This is one of the multiple questions asked in our Cataract Self-Test, which we encourage you to take. It helps us learn more about your visual goals, conditions, and assists us in our approach to give you clear vision without glasses.
Step Two: Understand the technological choices you have
Many years ago, if you had one or more cataracts, the only thing to be done was to correct your distance vision, or create monovision. Today’s technologically advanced lenses allow for excellent multifocal and extended depth of focus lenses. In addition, this technology can treat astigmatisms and provide superb night vision. As unique as your vision is, so is the approach to choosing which lens is used in your procedure. At Sambursky Laser Eye Center, we have a variety of lenses – allowing us to fully tailor our solution to your visual needs.
Step Three: Research Your Payment Options: Insurance vs Private
A large, misunderstood area for patients revolves around payment options. Patients can choose from private insurance only, or from a hybrid of both insurance and out-of-pocket payments. Our goal is to provide you with the advantages and disadvantages of each option, so you feel comfortable and in control of your decision. While you are researching your options, we suggest you ask your insurance carrier these questions:
- Will my insurance cover multifocal lenses?
- What percent will my insurance over? What is the total reimbursement?
- Will my insurance cover the LASIK procedure to enhance my results?
Insurance typically will remove the cataract and replace it with a standard lens, but that lens will not correct astigmatisms, improve your night vision, or provide you with clear vision at both near and far distances. Insurance covered cataract surgery is a procedure designed only to help your glasses be more effective. If you want to achieve the best vision possible and experience a life without glasses after your cataract procedure, then it will require a more personalized approach and more advanced lenses.
Step Four: Seek medical counsel from an ophthalmologist
Your journey to clear vision begins with a consultation. During your visit, we will measure your eyes to figure out what lenses you are eligible for, as well as discussing what your visual goals are. If you would like to schedule your consultation now, click the link below. We highly encourage you to take our Cataract Self-Test as well. At the end of the test, you will be able to schedule your consultation. This allows you to not only understand the true condition of your cataract and the treatment you should receive, but also will provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions or concerns you may have.