Medicare helps with cataracts
As people age, cataracts often become more of an issue and can begin to seriously affect your vision. More than half of all Americans will either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery by the time they reach age 80. There have been many advances in the treatment of cataracts over the last several years. There are new types of eyeglasses, brighter lighting for work and reading, anti-glare sunglasses, and even more effective magnifying lenses to help manage your symptoms. If those are not effective, you may need surgery.
Many people think that Medicare does not cover any eye care, but that is not exactly true. If you have cataracts and need cataract surgery, Medicare can help. And after surgery, Medicare helps pay for cataract glasses, contact lenses, or intraocular lenses you get from an ophthalmologist.