Ocumetics Bionic Lens Cost

Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff

The Ocumetics Technology Corporation, according to its official website, was established to help achieve the goal of creating an intraocular lens suited to restore your eyesight at all distances.

Using advanced materials and production techniques, the corporation, today, is currently in the processing stages of developing an advanced intraocular lens, known as the Bionic Lens™, that is able to restore clear vision at any and all distances, without the need of any contact lenses or eyeglasses and without any vision quality problems often associated with current accommodative and multifocal intraocular lens designs.

As of today, the Bionic Lens™ is a trademark applying to an array of patented intraocular lens designs, relating to intraocular lenses that have the capability to auto-regulate inside of the eye, helping it focus at a variety of ranges — distance, intermediate, near and very near.

Ocumetics Bionic Lens Cost
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The cost of the Ocumetics bionic lens

At the time of this publishing (2018), the company is currently in the clinical testing stages, according to BigThink.com, and if everything were to go according to plan, then the lens could be available in the next few years.  The early adopters, according to the article, will have to pay about $3,200 per lens, excluding the costs of the surgery.  As the lens will use a cataract surgery technique, with the average cost of this surgery being $3,000 per eye, our estimates, when the lens releases, could be in the $6,000 per eye range, including surgery, without any insurance coverage.  This is just an estimate, and seeing the lens is not available just yet, we can update the costs posted by other patients in the future once the information is readily available.  For now, this is an estimate based on guesstimates from other publications that were able to talk with the company.

Like any surgery, other factors can affect this cost, including the geographical region, your surgeon, the facility, the bill inclusions, your insurance and if any complications were to arise.

What is the Ocumetics™ bionic lens?

The Ocumetics™ bionic lens, in simple terms, is a dynamic lens which is able to replace your natural lens inside of your eye via one of the most common methods of surgery, cataract surgery.  Once the lens is inserted via surgery, it can help restore your vision at all distances, without the need of any contact lenses or even eyeglasses, all without any visual quality problems.  This lens, in a way, will be able to auto-regulate within the eye by connecting its muscles the help change the natural curvature of our lenses, which is responsible for helping it focus at different ranges.   In addition, as this lens will respond with much less energy, about 1/100 of our natural lens energy, patients will be able to focus all day without the worry of any eye strain.

Aside from improving the quality of your vision, it could improve your eye vision beyond the accustomed 20/20, up to three times better.  In essence, through this lens, you can see at further distances, in sharp detail, all with improvements well beyond our natural capabilities.  As BigThink.com puts it, picture looking at a sliver inside of your finger and being able to see the cellular detail.

If that’s not enough, the lens can also be developed with additional components, allowing you to modify and/or upgrade it in the future.  For example, you may be able to install a projection system inside of the lens, giving you the opportunity to project your phone screen to allow for a better focusing resolution.

The procedure

According to the Tech Times, the procedure will not require any anesthesia or an overnight stay in the hospital, with the average procedure taking about eight minutes to perform.

As mentioned, the procedure is similar to cataract surgery, where the lens is implanted into the eye by replacing the natural lens with the artificial lens.  Placed using a saline solution-filled syringe in less than 10 seconds, the new lens, which is folded, folds over the eye as it’s inserted.

Tips to know

This lens will not be able to help cloudy corneas, color-blindness, severe macular degeneration, severe genetic retinal diseases or a torn/damaged optic nerve.

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