What Are Cataracts?

 A cataract occurs when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, blocking, distorting, and scattering light. Images appear blurry and colors muted – almost like looking through a foggy windshield. For many, cataracts are a natural result of aging. Over 50% of Americans over age 75 will have a cataract. You can suffer from cataracts at a younger age, especially if you have had an eye injury, take certain medications and have certain diseases.  Those of us living in Florida are also at increased risk due to UV exposure from our Florida sun.

Want to know if your vision problems might be a cataract? Check our list of common symptoms. If you experience one or more, we suggest scheduling an eye exam:

Blurred vision

Increased sensitivity

Film covering vision

Loss of vivid colors

Night blindness & difficulty driving

Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions

Cataract Surgery at FEI

The only way to “fix” a cataract is to surgically remove the clouded lens. The procedure generally takes less than 10 minutes per eye. 

When you choose surgery at the Filutowski Eye Institute, you are choosing a renowned institute with over 30 years of experience.  Our chief surgeon, Dr. Filutowski has performed over 53,000 cataract procedures and personally trains all other surgeons at the practice. 

At the Filutowski Eye Institute, we strive to make your experience simple and easy while providing the highest level of care possible. As a member of the FEI family, you can expect:

  • A warm welcome every time you visit us
  • Open and honest communication with all departments from our doctors to our billing staff
  • A personalized care plan based on lifestyle, vision goals, and eye health

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Vision Freedom Option

At the Filutowski Eye Institute, we craft a unique surgical plan for each patient based off of your visual needs and goals. While cataract surgery will improve the vision lost because of the cataract, many patients still need glasses for their best possible vision following surgery. 

We offer two types of treatments plans to our patients. 

Standard
Cataract Surgery

Traditional cataract surgery will remove your clouded lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant to restore vision to how it was before your cataract.

Vision Freedom Option

Our Vision Freedom Option (VFO) for cataract surgery is an additional set of services to help you live a life free from contacts and glasses after your cataract procedure.

Cataract Surgery Pricing

Standard Cataract Surgery is typically partially covered by medical insurance. Some patients may still have a co-pay. Please call to verify if we accept your carrier and plan or check our list of insurance plans. If you are unsure of your plan’s benefits, our billing specialists can confirm with your insurance provider.

Our Vision Freedom Option for Cataract Surgery is an additional cost to fees for standard cataract surgery. We offer financing through CareCredit for out of pocket expenses.

All prices shown are PER EYE

One-Time Payment
Monthly Payments

VFO with
Multifocal Lens

$2,995 paid
once+ Insurance Copay
$124.79 for 24 months + Insurance Copay

Our most advanced option! Patients achieve clear vision at all distances in both eyes – even those patients with astigmatism.

VFO with
Toric Lens

$2,545 paid
once+ Insurance Copay

$99.70 for 24 months + Insurance Copay

An option for patients who elect either monovision or distance vision only that also wish to correct their astigmatism.

VFO with
Monofocal Lens

$1,795 paid
once+ Insurance Copay

$70.62 for 24 months + Insurance Copay

The option for patients who elect either monovision or distance vision only who do not have astigmatism.

*If needed, a YAG Capsulotomy is included at no cost to the patient for 12 months following your procedure. Insurance will be billed. 

** If needed, a Laser Vision Correction Enhancement is included at no-cost or a reduced cost following your procedure.

FAQ

We have four surgeons who perform cataract surgery:

  • Konrad Filutowski, MD
  • Gustavo Munguba, MD, PhD
  • Eduardo Bustamante, MD
  • Siripong Rojanasthien, MD

Your initial evaluation appointment lasts about 2-3 hours. You will have a dilated eye exam, see one of our physicians, and meet with your surgical counselor to review your options.

This depends on your specific situation, but we can generally schedule your first eye procedure within a few weeks to a month. 

Most patient who elect to have standard cataract surgery will need some form of glasses or contact lenses following their procedure. However, ur Vision Freedom Optionis designed to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts and give you the best possible vision after your procedure.

Luckily, cataract surgery is covered by most medical insurance plans. We accept plans from many providers including Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Humana, and Medicare/Medicaid. The easiest way to find out if we accept your specific plan is to call our office and one of our Billing Specialists can confirm we accept your insurance.

The cost of your procedure depends on your insurance plan, copays, and allowables. 

Orlando's Most Experienced Eye Institute

Finding the right surgeon is critical to ensure the best outcomes for you. Dr. Filutowski and the staff at the Filutowski Eye Institute have helped tens of thousands of patients gain clear vision in the past 30 years since opening our doors in 1990.

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Konrad Filutowski, MD

Gustavo Munguba, MD

Eduardo Bustamante, MD

Siripong Rojanasthien, MD

Our Locations

We have three convenient locations throughout Central Florida.

Lake Mary

The Lake Mary clinic and Surgical Center is home to a one-of-a-kind LASIK Rotunda for refractive surgery. We diagnose and treat eye problems as well as perform cataract surgery and other minor procedures.

Orlando

Located in the Metro West area of Orlando since 2005, this location houses a state-of-the-art LASIK suite with a cozy, boutique atmosphere. Here, we offer refractive procedures such as LASIK eye surgery, as well as diagnose and treat common eye problems.

Daytona Beach

As the original Filutowski Eye Institute, the Daytona Beach clinic and Sunrise Surgical Center provides a wide range of services including general eye exams, refractive surgery, and cataract removal.

Schedule and evaluation today and

Gain Confidence Independence Peace of Mind Vision Freedom.

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