How Much Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK costs can be excessive at many other LASIK providers throughout the country.  Why? Due to the significant investment associated with owning lasers and the diagnostic equipment necessary to perform laser vision correction ($600,000) most surgeons rent time on a laser. These lasers may be at the eye doctor’s office or at another facility. The cost for this LASIK equipment can be $1,400 -$2,000 per patient – and that cost gets passed onto the patient.

The LASIK Vision Institute Is Different.

The LASIK Vision Institute® is a leading national provider of LASIK. We own all of our equipment and facilities, and therefore are able to pass a significant savings in the cost of LASIK back to you while not compromising quality.  Our sole focus is LASIK laser vision correction. The LASIK Vision Institute® provides highly skilled optometrists on site at each of our LASIK laser eye centers. These doctors specialize in the pre and post op care of refractive eye surgery patients.

With high patient satisfaction, high referral rate, there is a strong demand to have laser vision surgery at The LASIK Vision Institute.  Other LASIK providers charge more for LASIK eye surgery to make up for their lower volume. Better vision from LASIK is attainable. At The LASIK Vision Institute, you get leading FDA approved technology, high experience surgeons, a great experience and better vision for a better value.

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What is the Average Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

The cost of laser eye surgery can range from as low as $1999 per eye to up to $4,000 or more per eye.  What gives? Why such a price difference? Geography, surgical experience, technology (e.g., which lasers), eye prescription, insurance benefits, and healthcare savings all influence your real cost of laser eye surgery.

Will Insurance Cover Cost of Laser Eye Surgery?

Insurance usually does not cover laser eye surgery, unless your job requires perfect vision.  Athletes and combat fighters sometimes qualify for full coverage, for instance.

Often insurance companies negotiate reduced rates for members, though.  If you have insurance, it’s a good idea to ask specifically if the provider you are considering offers discounts for insurance holders like you.  You might also ask what other membership discounts, such as those for military or AAA holders, they honor.

Health Spending Accounts for the Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

Many U.S. employees have an FSA, HSA, or HRA to cover health expenses with income-tax-free accounts.  The cost of laser eye surgery is an eligible expense for all these accounts.  In addition, some people may deduct the cost of major medical expenses.

Tips for Using FSA Funds to Cover the Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery

The first step toward using an FSA to cover LASIK surgery is finding out whether your employer offers an FSA, whether they contribute to the FSA, and how much you are able to contribute to your Flexible Spending Account for the year.

Since the full amount of your FSA funds is available at the beginning of the year, you can use FSA funds to cover some or all of the cost of LASIK at any point in the year. If your employer offers the option of a grace period or carryover, you may be able to combine funds from the previous year as well. If you have any questions about your Flexible Spending Account – including whether you have a grace period or carryover – your employer should be able to tell you more.

Do You Provide Discounts On The Cost of LASIK?

While the cost of your LASIK procedure may depend on clinical criteria and your individual vision correction needs, you may qualify for insurance discounts. The LASIK Vision Institute also provides appreciation discounts for Military personnel (active duty or Veterans), Teachers, Law Enforcement and civil servants. If you are a member of one of the groups mentioned, don’t forget to let us know when you give us a call or during your FREE LASIK consultation.

Additional Ways To Afford LASIK Eye Surgery:

  • CareCredit – A unique financing option, CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used to cover medical expenses, including LASIK eye surgery. Choosing CareCredit for LASIK financing allows you to pay in monthly increments, rather than one lump sum. The card is designed specifically with medical costs in mind, and the application process is similar to what you will find with most major credit cards.
  • Tax Refund – Who doesn’t enjoy getting a refund check in the mail around tax time? All the better when you can put those funds toward paying for your LASIK surgery. It’s especially handy during the spring months but you can always set your refund aside in savings if you are planning your procedure during a different time of the year.
  • Personal Financing – This is the catch-all category for financing that comes from your own pocket, and there are many options available. Using funds from your checking or savings accounts is the simplest choice, and you can also use credit/debit cards, funds that come from gifts, an inheritance, side-work, or even that big jug of coins you’ve been saving for a rainy day. If you’re planning to have LASIK in the future, setting those extra infusions of cash aside in savings can go a long way toward covering the procedure when the time is right.

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What our patients are saying

They Talked Me Through Financing Options

Very easy experience. At the consult the doctor answered any questions I had with such patience. They were happy to work with my FSA account for payment and talked me through financing options. The procedure itself was as smooth as could be and the surgical team was super friendly and talked me through the whole procedure. Post-op care and instructions were thorough and comprehensive. Would absolutely recommend

Megan Richardson
Phoenix, Arizona

100% Worth The Money!

Everyone was nice and knowledgeable. The whole process was a piece of cake with their in-house financing. It’s 100% worth the money to be able to just wake up and be able to see! I’m so happy I got Lasik with The Lasik Vision Institute!

Jennifer Gancarz
Grand Rapids, Michigan

I Couldn’t Be Happier with The End Result!

Everyone was friendly and personable. The time from consultation until my procedure was only 2 weeks and that’s because I needed to wait due to my work schedule. My credit isn’t the greatest and I was approved for financing through the in-house financing! Highly recommend.

Kelcey Nichols
North Carolina
Testimonials reflect individual experience. Individual results will vary. Talk to your Surgeon.