Though eyelid surgery is often considered a cosmetic procedure, there are some instances when blepharoplasty is medically necessary. In these cases, our eye skillful eye surgeons can help.
If your eyelids are interfering with your vision, call 845-443-4998 today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced eye surgeons. We perform medically necessary eyelid surgery for patients throughout Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, Fishkill and nearby Hudson Valley areas.
When Is Blepharoplasty Medically Necessary?
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that refers to the removal of excess skin from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery may be considered medically necessary if your vision is being compromised due to sagging or drooping lids. If excess skin is merely a cosmetic concern and you wish only to improve your appearance, your blepharoplasty will not be considered medically necessary and will be more aptly performed at a cosmetic surgery facility that can better address your unique cosmetic concerns.
You may benefit from medical blepharoplasty, also known as functional blepharoplasty, if:
- You have difficulty performing visual field related activities such as driving or reading due to visual impairments caused by drooping eyelids
- You have overhanging eyelid skin that rests on the lashes and pushes them into your visual-field impairing your vision
To determine whether or not drooping or sagging lids are impairing your eyesight, our eye care specialists will conduct a visual field exam. If blepharoplasty is deemed medically necessary for the sake of maintaining optimal vision, the procedure may be covered by insurance, however this will depend on the type of coverage you have and level of benefits provided by your insurance carrier. At Seeta Eye Centers we provide a variety of financing options to help you manage any out-of-pocket costs, including co-payments and deductibles.
Contact Seeta Eye Center Today
If you are a resident of Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Dutchess County or nearby Hudson Valley areas and you think eyelid surgery can improve your vision, please contact Seeta Eye Centers at 845-443-4998 today.