Join us Thursday for a live coronavirus town hall on omicron, looking ahead and the impact on nursing homes. Find out more.
En español | Original Medicare can cover cataract surgery.
While Medicare does not pay for routine vision care such as eye exams for glasses or contact lenses, it does cover diagnosis and treatment of certain chronic eye conditions, including cataracts.
That coverage might include corrective glasses, contacts or lens implants related to your cataract care. You will pay coinsurance amounting to 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for corrective lenses after each cataract surgery with an implanted lens, as long as the supplier is enrolled in Medicare.
The Medicare Part B deductible applies, meaning you must have reached your Part B deductible for the year before Medicare will pay its share.
Return to Medicare Q&A main page
Find the content you are looking for by entering in search terms below.
Visit the AARP state page for information about events, news and resources near you.
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at