LASIK laser vision correction surgery is the most popular refractive laser procedure in the world. The extremely safe surgery is used to correct vision problems in nearsighted people (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia), and have astigmatism. LASIK laser eye surgery will permanently alter the shape of your cornea so that light is refracted correctly, enabling you to see clearly without the need for prescription glasses or contact lenses. Research shows that around 96% of patients* will achieve their desired vision after their procedure, making it a very successful and valuable investment in your long-term vision.
Nevertheless, it is an investment and, as you may have found when looking into LASIK, there is a cost attached. Every patient is different, which means that the exact cost you can expect to pay for your LASIK laser eye surgery will be based on your individual circumstances, and to get a quote, you will need to schedule a FREE virtual consultation with the team at Manhattan LASIK Center.
Many people wonder whether the cost of LASIK can be covered by their insurance. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, LASIK is not covered by insurance. This is because it’s considered to be elective rather than essential. If you are having LASIK as a result of an accident or injury, there is a chance that your insurance will cover it. Additionally, Manhattan LASIK Center aims to make the cost as affordable as possible and we offer significant discounts for some health and vision insurance plans.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, laser eye surgery is a qualified medical expense for a Flexible Spending Account. This means that you may be eligible to use your FSA to cover the cost of your treatment. Again, this is depending on your individual circumstances and whether your ophthalmologist agrees that LASIK is medically necessary.
If you don’t have enough in savings to pay for your LASIK, or you would prefer to spread the cost, you could be eligible to take advantage of a payment plan. Many LASIK providers, including Manhattan LASIK Center, offer a variety of payment plans and would be happy to talk with you about them to establish which would be best for you. Many of these plans are of little to no interest, helping you to keep your laser eye surgery affordable.
LASIK may not be the least expensive option when it comes to improving your vision, but most patients find that the one-time expense is actually comparable to the lifetime cost of buying and maintaining prescription glasses or contact lenses – an expense which can run into hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year depending on the choices you make.
If you would like to find out more about the cost of LASIK laser vision correction, please contact the team at Manhattan Lasik Center today by calling (212) 759-9617.