What You Should Know About Your Financing Options for LASIK Surgery

What You Should Know About Your Financing Options for LASIK Surgery

June 1st, 2014

So many options exist for people who would like to improve their vision. One of the most popular options for vision correction in recent years is LASIK. LASIK surgery is a safe laser vision correction procedure that reduces a person’s dependence on glasses and contacts. Dr. Danny Lee is pleased to offer this refractive surgery to people in the Huntsville and Decatur area who experience myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

One question that comes up quite a bit when discussing the surgery with prospective patients is the cost of LASIK and what payment options are available. Let’s take a moment to address that issue right now. 

The Average Cost of LASIK Surgery

The average cost of LASIK surgery can vary a fair amount, which is why we don’t feel that posting an average cost of care or even a general price range would be helpful. That said, we’d be more than happy to provide you with a customized price quote during your visit to our practice. This will allow us to provide you will a full breakdown of all the costs that are associated with your needs.

Various Factors That Affect the Cost of LASIK Surgery

Some of the following factors will contribute to the varied cost of LASIK treatment:

  • The location of the practice
  • The surgeons at the practice and their credentials/training
  • The complexity of the patient’s case
  • The technology used/available at the practice
  • Special pricing and discounts based unique to a practice

Does health insurance cover the cost of LASIK?

In the vast majority of cases, medical insurance will not cover the cost of LASIK surgery. There are rare instances in which your LASIK surgery may be covered, however. This includes cases in which a patient suffered an injury that makes wearing glasses or contacts difficult or unfeasible.

Insurance policies and stipulations vary, so it is of the utmost importance that you check with your insurance provider just in case to see if you qualify.

How Monthly Financing Plans for LASIK Work

When the cost of LASIK surgery proves too much of a burden for a patient or a household, financing options can be used to pay for the procedure. These financing options are similar to credit cards and traditional loans in a number of ways. A trusted third-party lender will pay for the total cost of care, and the patient will be responsible for paying back the lender on a monthly basis. A reasonable interest rate will apply.

The Advantages of Monthly Financing

Many patients find these financing plans advantageous since they allow patients to budget as needed from month to month. These monthly financing options are also helpful in that they put surgery within reach for even more people who may benefit from laser vision correction.

During your visit, we can discuss various payment options and treatment options so that you can make the best possible decisions for your eye care needs as well as your financial situation.

Get More Information About LASIK Surgery

If you would like more information about LASIK surgery and how it can help you achieve excellent vision, be sure to contact our laser eye care centers today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you undergo the best treatment for your needs.