As patients begin to consider LASIK as an option for refractive vision correction, three very common questions are: What is the cost of LASIK Surgery? Does Insurance cover LASIK Surgery and are there LASIK financing options available? SoCal Eye will answer these three questions as a way to help prospective LASIK candidates decide as to whether LASIK is right for them.
In 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the LASIK vision correction technique for the treatment of refractive errors in patients. Today more than 10 million people in the United States alone have benefitted from the LASIK and had their lives changed with improved eyesight. In 2021, LASIK is one of the most frequently performed medical procedures in America. Most patients achieve 20/20 vision or better after having LASIK Surgery.
How much does LASIK cost?
The cost of LASIK varies based on the evaluation that a patient receives prior to surgery. The SoCal Eye Doctor will explain the variances during the LASIK Consultation. SoCal Eye routinely offers promotions in addition to Discount offers made available through Vision Insurance plans.
Does Insurance Cover LASIK?
Laser eye surgery is an elective vision enhancing procedure so medical insurance does not cover the costs. Some vision insurance plans do provide a discount on the procedure for patients. Our insurance specialists at SoCal Eye will take the time to look at each prospective candidate’s unique insurance situation. For those with an Health Savings Account (HAS) or a Flexible Savings Account (FSA), LASIK Surgery expenses can be paid for by pre-tax contributions which can reduce the overall cost significantly.
Are there any LASIK Financing Options?
Financing for LASIK Surgery at SoCal Eye is available by using a CareCredit credit card. *Subject to credit approval.
CareCredit is different from a regular credit card.
- Patients can use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.
- With shorter term financing options of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months no interest is charged on purchases of $200 or more when you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date.*
- CareCredit also extends longer term healthcare financing for 24, 36, 48 or 60-month periods with Reduced APR and Fixed Monthly Payments Required until Paid in Full. Click on the link below to receive more details.