LASIK surgery has changed the lives of more than 20 million patients. By investing in this milestone treatment, they are saving most, if not all, of the money they used to spend on contact lenses, glasses, and corrective eyewear accessories. When you consider the money you can save after undergoing the procedure - as well as the freedom from glasses and contacts - it places LASIK cost in an entirely new light. The physicians at our Philadelphia, PA-area offices can help you understand the different factors that influence the total price tag of a LASIK procedure. If you are considering vision correction surgery, and would like to learn more about cost, candidacy, and other aspects of LASIK, please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our doctors.
When considering custom LASIK with Intralase®, it is important to remember that the long-term benefits can make the procedure completely worth the cost. Intralase® can cost more than traditional LASIK, but it is one of the surest ways to experience the maximum benefits of the surgery. Custom LASIK with Intralase® is a newer technique that uses a computer-guided laser rather than a blade to create the corneal flap. This is a much more accurate and precise approach that can minimize risks and discomfort.
LASIK can actually pay for itself over time. Purchasing new glasses and contact lenses adds up. But after your LASIK procedure, your need for contacts and glasses can be significantly reduced, if not eliminated. Meanwhile, you can stop worrying about being a model contact lens wearer, and stop suffering the often costly consequences of improper contact lens use. You can go straight to bed without worrying about removing your lenses, and get up in the morning without having to place your lenses back on your eyes. You can jump straight into a swimming pool, and enjoy traveling without having to pack contact solution or worry about losing your lenses.
LASIK is considered an elective procedure, and is usually not covered under insurance plans. There are some instances in which insurance might contribute in some way to the cost of LASIK, but they are rare. Our friendly office staff will be happy to examine your insurance coverage and help you understand your provider's policies concerning LASIK.
For those who do not qualify for insurance coverage, we offer CareCredit℠ patient financing to make treatment more affordable on any budget. CareCredit℠ works like a credit card you can use to pay for medical, dental, and vision procedures. We will be happy to assist you through the simple application process.
Because most patients must pay for LASIK completely out of pocket, the cost can seem intimidating. However, we are prepared to help you understand the long-term health and financial benefits LASIK can provide, and help you understand how we can place this cost comfortably within your budget. If you would like to undergo laser vision correction surgery, but have questions about affording treatment, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.