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Cost of Lens Implant Surgery in South Dakota

If you're not interested in laser vision correction but you do want a permanent solution for your eyesight, lens implant surgery may be the answer that you're looking for. A lens implant is like a contact lens that is surgically inserted into the eye. This procedure is best for older patients whose eyes haven't worsened in several years. For younger patients, eyesight may still be changing and this procedure isn't appropriate. If you're an adult that is tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses to see every day, you may be interested in learning about the cost of lens implant surgery in South Dakota.

Lens implants can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. There are a wide variety of lenses available on the market. You can even choose enhancements that block UV rays. If you don't have any other problems with your eyes, lens implant surgery will be considered an elective procedure and will not be covered by insurance. If you have cataracts, you will need to have a lens implant to replace the clouded lens that is removed with cataract surgery. You may need to pay extra for a corrective lens, but some of the surgery will be covered by your insurance company.

When you have a corrective lens implants after cataract surgery, you should expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 out of pocket after your insurance has paid for the cataract surgery. It's important to check with your insurance plan and find out what options are covered. There are many different lenses and understanding the coverage for each option may influence your decision. You will also need to see a surgeon that is approved by your insurance plan in order for the procedure to be covered. Many South Dakota ophthalmologists have a co-management agreement with nearby surgeons and will offer recommendations.

If you're having lens implant surgery done electively, you will need to pay for the entire lens yourself. This can cost between $3,300 and $4,500 per eye. Lens implants are typically done one at a time with this procedure. You surgeon will want to give you at least a week to adjust to the first implant before giving you a second one. If you live in a rural area and need to travel for this procedure, you may be able to have both lenses done at once. Plan to have someone available to drive you home after the surgery. Local anesthetic is used so you will not be able to drive.

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Black Hills LASIK Center
2800 Third Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Rapid City Medical Center LLP
2820 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Slingsby & Wright Eyecare
240 Minnesota Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Vance Thompson Vision
1310 W. 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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