The cost of LASIK surgery varies depending on several factors. These include your vision correction needs, what kind of technology the practice uses, and what kind of insurance you have.
If you’re thinking about having LASIK, here are a few things you should consider:
Each LASIK patient has a different prescription and a different set of needs, which will affect the price of the procedure.
The price of LASIK also depends on what kind of technology an eyecare practice uses. Here at Westlake Eye Specialists, we use VISX Star 4 ActiveTrak technology. Using VISX Star 4 ActiveTrak technology ensures precise results and faster recovery times for patients after LASIK.
Most insurance plans don’t cover LASIK because it’s an elective procedure. Speak to your insurance to find out their policy about other elective procedures. If they don’t cover LASIK, you can research financing options to help offset the cost of undergoing LASIK.
While LASIK is a safe, low-risk procedure, it’s important to work with a qualified surgeon so you can feel secure. Make sure the surgeon you select is board-certified.
They should be a knowledgeable, experienced ophthalmologist who has performed many LASIK procedures. One of the most important things that LASIK cost includes is comprehensive pre and post-operative care both before and after you have LASIK.
At Westlake Eye Specialists, this means you’ll be seen by a surgeon. If you choose a bargain LASIK provider, this is not something that most can offer you.
You may have little to no interaction with the surgeon that will be operating on your eyes! When you’re choosing a surgeon and a LASIK practice, make sure that you’re choosing state-of-the-art technology.
Most bargain LASIK providers will not be able to offer the VISX Star 4 ActiveTrak excimer laser system. If something about an ad for LASIK sounds too good to be true, trust your instincts because they are usually right!
You only have one set of eyes, so it’s important to do your research before undergoing the procedure.