Don't know about private insurance, but Medicare won't pay for it. Doc told me $1K per eye to correct the vision, and they could fix astigmatism for another thousand bucks per eye.
@DRC458 I sure hope that you are wrong about Medicare not paying for cataract surgery.
I was told by my surgeon, my referring eye doc, their office managers and the gal at the opticians office today that Medicare does cover cataract surgery as well as one pair of new glasses (free lenses plus $60.00 towards new frames) after the surgery.......maybe a call directly to Medicare would settle the contradicting information.
I've also got a BCBS 'F' supplement that covers everything that Medicare doesn't and I've yet to pay a dime for anything that Medicare hasn't covered.....'F' is a fairly expensive supplement but with what I've had going on medically the past five years since retiring I've more than got my moneys worth.