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Question:
Can you provide a ballpark figure for how much extra I should expect to pay for a toric lens?

Answer:
I would like to answer your question, but think that it is not appropriate for me to discuss finances and individual physician charges for any services. Physicians are prohibited by law to fix or establish the prices of their services in consultation with each other. Additionally, each physician who provides toric (astigmatism correcting) intraocular lenses has purchased his/her own medical equipment to facilitate the accuracy of that surgery. Asking how much one might expect to pay for toric IOL surgery is not unlike asking an attorney how much would it cost for a will, or a divorce. For whatever help it might be to you, I can say that most ophthalmologists charge somewhere between one and two thousand dollars per eye for toric intraocular lens surgery.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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