New York

Fifth Avenue EyeCare and Surgery

1115 5th Avenue
(Between 92nd and 93rd St.),
New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 517-4500

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Are you searching for a Cataract Surgeon in New York?

If you are seeking New York cataract surgeons or feel that you have a cataract you have come to the right place. Not only has Dr. Rosenthal performed thousands of cataract surgery treatments but he is also someone who handles complex cataract surgery. Many New York area cataract surgeons actually send their complex cataract cases to Dr. Rosenthal and 5th Ave. Eye Care and Surgery.

The world of cataract surgery is different today. This is not your parent’s cataract surgery because the technology has made amazing advancements over the last 30 years. The days of long hospital stays, and terrible medications are over. Modern cataract surgery is here and involves various levels of technology.

What is important to know is that you now have options on how you want to see after the cataract surgery. The lens implant used after the cataract removal is very important. If you want to see at multiple distances you will need a multifocal, trifocal, or what is also called an advanced technology lens implant. Specialty lenses do come with an extra cost.

Once you schedule a cataract evaluation Dr. Rosenthal will discuss all your options and definitely suggest the best implant for your personal visual needs. The other option you will have is an upgrade to laser cataract surgery from traditional cataract surgery.

A lot of our patients decide to upgrade their traditional cataract surgery to the more modern laser cataract surgery. Dr. Rosenthal is skilled with both types of cataract surgery; however, laser cataract surgery can improve the accuracy and safety of the procedure. The laser cataract surgery is done with a femtosecond laser. (Same technology used in laser vision correction for decades. The Femtosecond laser enables your surgeon to see your cataract in high resolution and use a computer-controlled laser beam to perform some of the more delicate portions of cataract surgery including:

Making the corneal incisions
Creating the opening of the capsule surrounding your cataract
Precisely treating your astigmatism
Softening the cataract for its removal

How can I evaluate my cataract surgeon?

What determines the best cataract surgeons in New York?There are many factors that determine the best cataract surgeons in New York. Feel free to interview DR. Rosenthal during your cataract evaluation

• Experience
• Outcomes
• Ability to handle complex cases
• Recognition from national ophthalmologists
• People’s Choice Awards

What are the costs of cataract surgery?

We accept most health insurance plans (including Medicare), and your out-of-pocket costs can be minimized. Aside from your deductible and any co-insurance, your out-of-pocket costs only include the refractive services fees (e.g. if you choose a lens implant designed to correct astigmatism or presbyopia).

Easy options for paying out-of-pocket costs not covered by your insurance:

Regular Payments — We accept cash, credit cards, personal checks, and even online payments.
Payment Financing — Talk to our team about setting up a monthly payment plan through CareCredit® Financing for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by your insurance. Payments can be made over a 24-month period with deferred interest, or up to 60 months if needed.
Flex-Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Saving Accounts (HSA) — If your employer offers HSA or FSA programs, you can use pre-tax dollars for out-of-pocket medical expenses.

We appreciate you taking the time to consider our New York City cataract surgeon as a viable option to create a better vision for you. We invite you to schedule a cataract evaluation and see what we can do for you.

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