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TRICARE covers cataract surgery and related supplies and services. More specifically, TRICARE covers the standard intraocular lens (IOL), a fixed lens designed to target vision at a single focal point. During cataract surgery, the natural clouded lens is removed and then replaced by an IOL to become a permanent part of your eye. If you would like a non-standard IOL instead of a standard monofocal IOL, you will be responsible for the difference in the charges. TRICARE also covers one pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses as a prosthetic device after each medically necessary cataract surgery where an IOL is inserted. For more information about your covered vision services, contact your regional contractor or visit the Eye Surgery and Treatment page on the TRICARE website.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.