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How To Make LASIK More Affordable

What would you pay to never need glasses or contact lenses again? For some people, the cost of LASIK can be off-putting—it might require months or even years of saving.

But did you know that there are ways to spend less on LASIK surgery without sacrificing the quality of the results?

Below, our eye experts discuss ways to assess the cost of LASIK surgery and how to aid payment.

The (Real) Cost of LASIK Surgery

If you’re a candidate for LASIK surgery, there are a few things to consider regarding its cost.

First, the prices you see advertised don’t always represent all the variables involved in LASIK surgery. Some misleading advertisements, for example, may offer a low process that doesn’t reflect the actual cost, once all fees are added for necessary services.

Additionally, the total cost of LASIK surgery can vary due to other factors such as:

  • Insurance plan – the insurance plan you have will determine whether or not you can receive a discount for LASIK surgery. VSP offers a discount, which we honor.
  • Location – LASIK surgeons in some cities are likely to charge more for the operation, especially if he or she has decades of experience. In the Denver Metro Area, LASIK costs approximately $2,000 per eye; for comparison, LASIK procedures in Los Angeles are significantly higher.
  • Technology – the technology that an ophthalmologist uses for surgery will influence its cost. For example, the cost of Custom Bladeless LASIK is higher than Bladed LASIK because the surgery is performed with newer technology.

Use Insurance to Your Benefit

The cost of LASIK surgery can be reduced if you have health insurance. Health insurance companies that offer LASIK may offer discounts to members. In general, traditional medical insurance views LASIK vision correction as an out of pocket expense.

Review your insurance plan carefully to determine if your plan provides a LASIK benefit.

Other Ways to Save

Fortunately, there are ways to aid LASIK surgery costs for people who want to enjoy their life unencumbered by glasses or contact lenses.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are available to those who qualify. These unique saving plans are commonly offered by employers.

Those who have access to these accounts will be thrilled to know that laser vision correction procedures like LASIK are an eligible expense.

With a tax-free HSA or FSA, LASIK-seeking patients can pay with pre-tax dollars, which can translate to double-digit savings. These accounts are particularly useful to those who wish to save via monthly installment.

Knowledge Is Power

At Eye Center of the Rockies, we know LASIK can be an expensive endeavor, but we’re dedicated to helping patients find the right payment solution for their unique LASIK surgery.

Our experienced ophthalmologist and a veteran optometrist can provide you with the information you need to make the most informed decision. We want every eligible patient to enjoy life in focus unencumbered by glasses and contacts.

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