• Cost of LASIK

Top Tips for Financing Refractive Surgery

When it comes to improved vision with­out the has­sle of con­tact lens­es or pre­scrip­tion glass­es, many are turn­ing to cor­rec­tive surg­eries such as Lasik. These elec­tive surg­eries have no set price and vary depend­ing on the loca­tion, provider, tech­nol­o­gy used and lev­el of cor­rec­tion need­ed. Online research that is typ­i­cal­ly done for oth­er large pur­chas­es proves dif­fi­cult when it comes to research­ing how much is Lasik eye surgery. Keep in mind that the prices list­ed below are aver­ages and do not rep­re­sent the low or high bids.

For Lasik surgery on a sin­gle eye, as of 2015, the vast major­i­ty of oper­a­tions cost between $1500 and $2500. You’ll find your­self pay­ing a few hun­dred dol­lars more if blade­less Lasik is the method of choice. With this style of surgery, the corneal flap is cre­at­ed with a laser rather than micro­ker­atome.

The major­i­ty of refrac­tive sur­geons (approx­i­mate­ly 75%) quote patients one price regard­less of the dif­fer­ent types of tech­nol­o­gy used or the com­plex­i­ty. The remain­ing sur­geons vary their prices to account for var­i­ous meth­ods and cor­rec­tion need­ed.

Be care­ful when it comes to being enticed by adver­tise­ments and promis­es of cheap Lasik vision costs. Often times, these cut-rate prices are only for cor­rec­tion of mild near­sight­ed­ness and will not be the same for cor­rec­tions to astig­ma­tism or oth­er vision issues. These low rates also like­ly fail to cov­er fol­low-up vis­its or post-op care for pos­si­ble issues. The most impor­tant thing to note is that you often get what you pay for and these low prices can accom­pa­ny old­er tech­nolo­gies.

Financ­ing is often offered either through your eye care prac­tice or through spe­cial financ­ing com­pa­nies that focus on elec­tive pro­ce­dures. Most vision insur­ance plans fail to cov­er cos­met­ic (unnec­es­sary) pro­ce­dures like Lasik so oth­er means of mak­ing it more afford­able are required. Flex­i­ble Spend­ing Accounts (FSAs) can be a great option where pre-tax mon­ey is divert­ed to an account for the cost of health care if your employ­ers offers this option. This is sim­i­lar to a Health Sav­ings Account (HSA) that makes it pos­si­ble to pay for the full cost in a cou­ple years of sav­ing.

Over­all, Lasik may not be cov­ered by insur­ance plans but employ­ers can offer sub­si­dized health plans, you can use FSAs or seek spe­cial financ­ing to cov­er the cost of this com­mon surgery. To learn more about your options of pay­ing for Lasik and the cost that you would have to pay, vis­it https://diamondvision.com/schedule-eye-exam/ to sched­ule a free con­sul­ta­tion today. Find out if you’re a good can­di­date and how much it would cost you!

August 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Top Tips for Financing Refractive Surgery

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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