LASIK Costs and Financing
By David Gross on January 29, 2013
LASIK eye surgery has been growing in popularity over the years, with more and more people seeing clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. In fact, LASIK technology has been improving as well, meaning that the quality of vision that patients experience today is absolutely stellar.
Now with all that in mind, LASIK can place a financial burden on a household. It is not inexpensive, though some people feel that the surgery is a fine investment in their future. With that in mind, the team at our Lake County vision centers would like to look at the financial issues surrounding LASIK so that prospective patients understand what to expect.
The Average Cost of LASIK Surgery
The average cost of LASIK surgery in the United States is roughly $1,600 per eye. With that in mind, the price varies based on a number of factors, and this should not be considered a quote for your surgery. When you visit our Lake Country laser eye surgeons in person, they will be able to perform a comprehensive examination and quote you a price based on your needs.
Factors That Determine the Cost of LASIK
Some of the factors that determine the cost of LASIK include:
- The location of the LASIK center (some areas of the country have higher prices than others)
- The expertise of the LASIK surgeon
- The technology used at the LASIK facility
- The complexity of the treatment
It should also be noted that promotional discounts and other matters can alter the exact cost of LASIK surgery. Keep in mind that price shouldn’t be the sole determinant of where you go to get LASIK surgery. It’s more important to seek out doctors with good reputations that you feel comfortable with.
Health Insurance Coverage and LASIK Surgery
By and large, Lake County LASIK surgery is not covered by health insurance. It is considered an elective procedure. Some insurance providers do offer coverage, so it’s best to check just in case.
Financing Options for LASIK
Some people who are unable to afford the full cost of LASIK surgery upfront turn to financing plans. These LASIK financing plans are run through a trusted third party who pays the total cost of the surgery. The patient will then make monthly installments to the third party, allowing the patient to budget accordingly on a month-to-month basis.
Weighing All of Your Options
It’s important to the entire team at our comprehensive vision care centers that patients make a decision that they are most comfortable with. In some cases, that means using financing plans to pay for LASIK, while in others it means exploring LASIK alternatives that are more within the patient’s means.
We will never pressure you into making decisions that you don’t want to make. Instead, we’ll give you the information that you need so you can decide for yourself with confidence.
Learn More About Advanced Eye Care Treatment
To learn more about LASIK surgery, contact our Merrillville and Hobart laser vision correction centers today. Our LASIK surgeons and eye care specialists are eager to meet you in person and to help you see with greater clarity.
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