Many factors determine the cost of your laser eye surgery.
Different surgeons charge different prices based on their experience, location and how new or old their equipment is. Your individual eye prescription and the specific surgery performed for you also play a part in your price.
The time put into your surgery and follow-up meetings are also included. Based on a recent survey in the industry, the average cost for LASIK surgery in 2011 was around $2,124 USD per eye.
Laser eye surgery is considered an elective procedure by most health care providers, therefore your insurance may not cover the cost of this procedure.
Check your specific plan to see if you are covered. Contact them to see if your insurance will cover the costs if you want to restore complete vision or if you have a disease.
Depending on your situation, insurance may opt to pay for some of the expenses.
Some companies and surgeons have financing plans where you can pay monthly. If financing is something you are looking for, make sure to find a specialist in your area who offers this option.
Yes, laser eye surgeries are cheaper overseas. For example, a procedure in India could cost from $500-$900 for both eyes.
Of course adding airfare, accommodations, food and drinks for your trip makes the final cost about the same as a procedure in the U.S, but without the security of American medical regulations.
Wearing glasses and contact lenses are a more affordable approach to laser eye surgery. Lenses can also be artificially implanted in the cornea which is also an option to consider.
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