Paying For LASIK

Paying for LASEK

  • July 15, 2019

LASEK is an investment in your vision. Based on patient experience, it’s also an experience that adds valued benefits and satisfaction to a person’s life. Having LASEK eye surgery is a better solution for many people that have nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism than other visual aids. If you are considering LASEK surgery to correct your vision issues, you are likely wondering how you will pay for such a surgery.

Most health insurance companies consider LASEK and other vision correction procedures to be not medically necessary, since vision can be corrected with eyeglasses and contact lenses. Therefore, the cost of LASEK typically is not included as a benefit of most major medical plans. Very occasionally, if it can be proven that superior eyesight without eyeglasses or contacts is needed for your occupation, insurance may pay for the procedure.

A flexible spending account is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. If you have a flexible spending account with your employer, consider using that advantage to help pay for your eye surgery.

Monthly financing plans, including Care Credit, may help you pay for your LASEK procedure with a monthly payment for the length of time that fits your budget.

In reality, LASEK is less expensive over time than contacts or glasses. LASEK eye surgery is a fixed cost. Although LASEK surgery is a large one-time expense, it’s often cheaper than the long-term cost of contact lens wear or eyeglasses. Once you have the treatment, there are no more fees.

If you’re wondering if you can afford LASEK, contact BoozmanHof at 800-428-3937 or boozmanhof.com to schedule your LASEK consultation today!