Medicare coverage is available for cataract surgery, and is the type of insurance suggested on AllAboutVision.com. Many other health insurance providers generally follow Medicare's lead in terms of costs reimbursed for cataract surgery.
Reimbursements for cataract surgery can vary significantly from one provider to another. Consulting various insurance providers to ask for a quote is recommended. Patients may also be required to pay costs for procedures that are not related to the procedure itself, which include comprehensive eye exams, EKGs to determine the heart health and standard prescription eyeglasses and contacts. Patients should ask the insurance provider about eyewear coverage, copay, deductibles and other details before making a choice.