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If you’re thinking about getting LASIK, there are a several things to consider, but for many people, the most important deciding factor is the cost of the procedure. At Gulfcoast Eye Care, we don’t think that finances should be an obstacle on your path to clearer vision. We want you to be able to make an informed choice about the future of your vision, and that includes understanding the cost, benefits, and value of every option available to you.
Here are some of the most common questions we’ve received about the cost of LASIK surgery from patients in the past.
The cost of LASIK eye surgery will vary from person to person, depending on several different factors. For instance, the degree of vision correction your eyes require, and whether or not you have other eye conditions like astigmatism, will affect the price of your procedure.
When you come to us for a consultation and we determine that you’re a good candidate for LASIK, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what the price of your procedure will be. With that in mind, it’s important to compare the cost of LASIK with the lifetime investment associated with wearing glasses or contacts. For example, if you wear daily contact lenses, LASIK will likely save you money in the long run.
LASIK is almost always considered an elective procedure, so it’s not typically covered by insurance plans. In extremely rare cases — such as for people with medical conditions that make wearing glasses or contact lenses dangerous or impossible or those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces — insurance may cover LASIK surgery, but these cases don’t tend to represent the average patient.
The short answer: Yes! We don’t think your financial situation should stop you from improving your vision, because everyone deserves to be able to see their best. In addition to offering special pricing on LASIK, we also offer a variety of payment and financing options available, including:
If you’re enrolled in an FSA or HSA, you can use these tax-free funds toward your LASIK procedure. If you are able to enroll in either after your consultation, you’ll have a better idea of how much of these funds you should allocate towards corrective eye surgery.
ALPHAEON CREDIT offers a wide variety of flexible payment plans, as well as some special financing options you won’t find with other credit cards. Depending on your eligibility, ALPHAEON offers anywhere from 6-month to 24-month payment plans.
CareCredit can not only be used to finance your LASIK procedure, but can be used again at any location that accepts this credit card. There are short-term and long-term financing options depending on what you are eligible for.
To learn more, check out our financing page!