Our surgeons at Metropolitan Eye Center have performed over 20,000 cataract procedures since 1985. We specialize in the No Stitch, No Patch technique that requires minimum sedation. The procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure within our building at Lakeshore Eye Surgery Center and often takes only fifteen minutes or less to perform.
We pride ourselves in having the most advanced diagnostic technology available to help us provide the best surgical outcomes. This is particularly important in determining how you want to see after your cataract procedure. Your natural lens that develops the cataract will be replaced by an artificial Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL).
You and your surgeon will have a personal conversation about your postoperative vision preferences. Some patients don’t mind continuing wearing glasses while others want to take advantage of the opportunity to see near, intermediate and distant without dependence on glasses or contact lenses. After a thorough examination and review of your diagnostic tests, our surgeon will suggest the IOL best suited for you. Currently, we offer standard IOLs, multifocal IOLs (Vivity and Synergy Multifocal), and Toric IOLs (AcrySof Toric and Tecnis Toric). We also offer the Light Adjustable Lens that is the first and only IOL that is adjusted after implant, to give the patient vision customized specifically for them.
Basic cataract surgery is mostly covered by Medicare along with a standard IOL. Premium IOLs have an out-of-pocket cost.