LASIK surgery has made many advances in recent years. However, the gal has remained the same. LASIK surgery aims to correct refractive error permanently eliminating or reducing dependency on eye glasses as much as possible.
During LASIK, your surgeon will begin by creating a corneal "flap" on the surface of the eye. This exposes the outer layers of the cornea for treatment. Once the flap has been created, your surgeon will begin to use a excisimer laser to make necessary adjustments to reshape the cornea. Once the laser is done, the corneal flap is replaced back onto the cornea and acts just like a self healing bandage contact lens. This surgery requires no stitches, injections, or bandages.
One of the main concerns with many of our patients who are interested in LASIK is the cost. LASIK is not inexpensive, but with good reason. Overtime, the cost of continually purchasing glasses and contact lenses surpasses the cost of LASIK.
1. Insurance coverage:
We are a part of the network with several different insurance companies. Please check with us to see if your plan is part of the group that offers a 15% discount (BCBS, Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna...) on total cost of the surgery.
2. Financing through Care Credit:
We've partnered with Care Credit to offer our patients affordable options for paying for LASIK. Care Credit allows you to have your procedures now, then pay for it over time with monthly payments that can easily fit any budget. Many of our patients qualify for the 0%, 12 month financing with payments as low as $167/month.
3. Flex Plans & Healthcare Savings Account:
These plans allow you to put pre-taxed dollars towards medical costs, including LASIK. By using this option, you can save up to 30% on LASIK.
4. In House Financing:
We offer in house financing. Please contact our LASIK Coordinator as each situation is different.