LASIK Pricing at Virginia Eye Consultants
The overall cost of LASIK can vary depending on your treatment plan and financing choices. For qualifying patients at Virginia Eye Consultants, LASIK costs as little as $188 per month, with no interest and a 24 month payment period. Many patients find that financing options allow them to pay for vision correction while maintaining their budget.
For some of our patients, the up-front cost of paying for LASIK may be difficult to cover. Fortunately, with financing through some of the nation’s leading medical lenders, the cost of LASIK can be broken down into a number of manageable monthly payments for qualifying patients.
With CareCredit, patients have the option to choose from a number of payment plans. LASIK payments may be as low as $104 per eye per month for 24 months with $0 down and 0% interest.
Alphaeon is another respected medical lender that offers credit cards specifically designed to pay for medical expenses. They occasionally offer special rates, so this is an option that is well worth exploring.
What is Covered in the Cost of LASIK?
At Virginia Eye Consultants, we provide our patients with blade-free, all-laser LASIK for enhanced precision and predictable results. We also provide our patients with fair and transparent pricing for their vision correction surgery, so there’s no need to worry about the “bait and switch” tactics that may be employed by other practices.
When you pay for LASIK at Virginia Eye Consultants, you are paying for exceptional care beyond the price of laser vision correction surgery itself. This includes:
- A very thorough pre-procedure examination and a series of diagnostic tests.
- Post-procedure eye care that includes a series of examinations for the duration of 12 months following your procedure. These post-procedure exams can be done at Virginia Eye Consultants’ office or the office of your referring optometrist.
Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?
Because LASIK is an elective procedure, most insurance companies do not offer it in their medical coverage. Therefore, the patient is responsible for the costs associated with the procedure. To help our patients fit the cost of LASIK into their budgets, we have established relationships with a number of medical lenders that offer monthly payment plans.
Can I Afford LASIK?
It is more than likely that you can afford LASIK. When our patients ask us about paying for LASIK, we feel it’s important to point out that, over the long term, LASIK is actually more affordable than eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Did you know that the cost of maintaining traditional corrective eyewear is at least $6,000 over ten years? It’s true: and this is only the initial cost of glasses and contacts. Additional expenses include repairing or replacing glasses that are broken or scratched, prescription sunglasses, maintaining a supply of contact lenses, and the expense of yearly eye exams. This figure also can’t account for the inconveniences of corrective eyewear, which is likely one of the reasons you are considering LASIK.
Paying for LASIK with Medical Spending Accounts
While most patients can’t use medical insurance to pay for LASIK, they can use funds from a medical spending account. These accounts go by a variety of names: Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Medical Spending Account (MSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), and Flex Plan (FP) are just a few.
Money for these accounts is subtracted from paychecks before they are taxed and is set aside just for medical expenses like LASIK. These accounts are “use it or lose it,” which means the funds disappear if not used within the year.
LASIK Cost Comparisons
When our patients are considering the cost of LASIK, one of the questions we like to ask them is, “How much is your visual freedom worth to you?” Of course, this can be difficult to quantify, so we’ve taken the liberty of breaking down the cost of LASIK when compared to many of the regular expenses patients don’t think twice about. For example, did you know that, over the course of two years, patients pay about as much for LASIK as they would pay for:
A daily cup of coffee
One dinner for two at a restaurant each week
One manicure and pedicure per month
A single monthly phone bill
At Virginia Eye Consultants, we understand that LASIK is an investment for our patients, and that paying for LASIK is not a decision to be made lightly. It is our privilege to help our customers learn everything they can about paying for vision correction and fitting premium care into their budgets. Please contact us if you have additional questions about the cost of LASIK so that we can be of assistance.