What Patients Should Know About LASIK Prices and Payment Options

What Patients Should Know About LASIK Prices and Payment Options

September 25th, 2013

There are plenty of options out there to consider if you’re looking for the latest in safe and state-of-the-art eye care. One of the most popular surgeries out there is LASIK, which has benefited millions of people the world over. We receive many questions about LASIK at our practice, and some of the common questions are the most common sense ones:

  • How much does LASIK cost?
  • Will insurance cover LASIK surgery?
  • What options are available if I can’t afford LASIK?

We’d like to take this opportunity to look at this issues in a little detail.

About LASIK Surgery

LASIK is a refractive surgery, meaning that it uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the clear frontal portion of the eye. This is an ideal treatment to address myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

The Average Cost of LASIK Surgery

There are actually many different factors that can affect the cost of LASIK surgery. It’s for this reason that we do not feel like providing an average price or even a general price range. Neither would tell the whole story about the surgery and what it entails.

During the consultation process, we will be more than happy to provide you with a personal price quote for your LASIK surgery along with a breakdown of the associated costs.

Factors That Affect the Cost of LASIK

Some of the factors that affect the cost of LASIK surgery include:

  • The location of the eye care center
  • The credentials of the LASIK surgeon
  • Special technologies used at the practice
  • The complexity of the patient’s case
  • Special promotions unique to individual practices

Is LASIK surgery covered by medical insurance?

In most cases, LASIK surgery is not covered by medical insurance. The cases in which LASIK is covered by insurance are rare. One example is if a person suffers from an injury or deformity of some kind that makes wearing traditional corrective lenses difficult.

It’s best to check with your insurance company just in case to find out what their policies entail and if you happen to fit in the narrow criteria for coverage.

Financing Options for LASIK Surgery

Since LASIK surgery is not inexpensive, many households may find paying for LASIK difficult. This is where financing options for LASIK surgery can be especially helpful. LASIK financing options are payment plans that are similar to traditional loans. A trusted lending institution partners with the practice and pays for the total cost of surgery up front. The patient is then responsible for paying back the lender on a monthly basis. A reasonable interest rate will apply.

Weighing All of Your Options

Many patients find that these financing options are helpful in that they allow them to create a budget for the month to pay for surgery. Other patients may want to consider other options. We’d be happy to go into more detail about all issues related to the cost of LASIK when you visit the practice.

Learn More About LASIK Surgery

If you would like to learn more about LASIK surgery and how we can provide you with excellent vision without the need for glasses and contacts, be sure to contact our Huntsville and Decatur vision correction centers today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent vision in the process.