• Billing for Post-Cataract Glasses

    Question: There is a discrepancy between our office and a referring office as to how Medicare handles a change in glasses post cataract extraction. Is the patient obligated to have both eyes operated on before Medicare will allow for bilateral lenses?

    Answer: Medicare will cover one complete pair of eyeglasses after each cataract surgery. However, if after the first eye surgery is performed, the patient waits to get glasses until after the second eye is operated on, Medicare will only cover one complete pair of glasses.

    Learn more about post-cataract glasses in the Optical Dispensing Module.