But since most people don’t need to wear glasses after they get a Crystalens, I cannot help but feel the 0 is simply their kickback fee to my optometrist, and not much more.
The cost may vary with the area of the country, the length of time the doctor has been practicing, the doctor’s reputation and expertise with the Crystalens, and the amount of overhead he has in his practice.
I paid slightly more than average for my Crystalens – about $3300 for a lense to be implanted in my left eye.
The lens actually mimics the adjustments that the eye muscles make when they shift from focusing on something near, like reading material, to something far, like the horizon.
After weeks or months, an individual’s brain eventually adjusts to the lens so that the transition from near to intermediate to far is seamless.
In addition to having the price spelled out for me at two different ophthalmologists' offices, I have investigated reports on the Internet and spoken with individuals to get an approximate range of prices for this lens.
You can expect to pay between 00 and 00 (per eye) for your Crystalens.
But when I was ready to pay for my Crystalens, I found out that this cost was broken down into two amounts to equal 00 -- that is, 00 for the lens, and 0 to my optometrist for the co-management fee.
Co-management with your referring optometrist is quite common with LASIK surgery, and apparently, with cataract surgery.
The Crystalens IOL, unlike its counterparts, actually works like the eye’s natural lens.
There is no fixed focal point where the eye focuses best.
Most people who have the Crystalens implanted will enjoy freedom from glasses in most situations, with perhaps low light and very tiny print giving them difficulty.