An eye surgeon who performs lens implant surgery for cataracts and who takes Medicare can provide a list of local eyeglass providers who take Medicare, according to Caring.com. Medicare does not pay for eyeglasses for seniors who need them to see clearly.
Medicare only pays for the eyeglasses required after cataract surgery that involves implantation of an intraocular lens; it doesn't cover any other types of eyeglasses a patient might require, Medicare explains. Medicare only covers cataract surgery expenses, including eyeglasses or contact lenses for postsurgical care, if they are provided by a Medicare-approved provider. However, Medicare may pay for an eye specialist's services treating eye problems other than the need for glasses, according to Caring.com.