Dear Doctor,

Hi, my name is aleta nichols.

After cataract surgery, I wouldn’t mind wearing glasses sometimes. I wouldn’t mind wearing glasses for driving or watching TV, but I don’t want to depend on glasses for close reading. It is most important that I can read a book without glasses. I MUST be able to see EVERYTHING without glasses. I don't drive at night often. High quality of vision at night is very important to me. Although there is technology to maximize the improvement in my vision, I ONLY want a treatment that my insurance will cover. I understand that my dependence on glasses will NOT be minimized. I've never had previous eye surgery to decrease my dependence on glasses. I've never tried monovision before.

Dear Patient,

Monofocal Lens (Insurance only)

Based on your responses, consider basic cataract surgery with a Basic Monofocal lens. This type of lens is covered by health insurances. All other options require more out-of-pocket expenses. While vision usually improves after cataract surgery, this option will not minimize your dependence on glasses. Please discuss this option with your doctor to see if it’s the best choice for you, as there are many factors to consider when planning your surgery, and EVERY patient benefits from a custom-tailored treatment.

In addition, we found one concern about your expectations. While we expect an improvement of vision after cataract surgery, even the BEST technology available has its limitations. While one should expect improved vision, it may be impossible to have perfect vision at every distance AND in every lighting situation.

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