LASIK Cost Considerations: Information On Monthly Financing

Jun 3, 2014 @ 09:29 AM — by Dr. Tom Sather

Eyes looking into the lightSather Eye Clinic & Optical is committed to providing patients throughout the greater Bozeman area with the latest in vision correction treatment. One of the most popular surgeries for enhancing a person's vision is LASIK. By undergoing LASIK, patients will no longer need glasses or contacts to see clearly, affording a sense of freedom and convenience.

While LASIK is a great option for many people, it's not ideal for everyone. Various health matters will affect candidacy for the procedure, and some patients may be put off by the cost of surgery. We would like to look into the cost and pricing matters surrounding LASIK right now, with a focus on monthly financing and how that can place the surgery within your reach.

How much does LASIK surgery cost?

The average cost of LASIK can actually vary a fair amount based on a number of different factors. Since the surgery has to be tailored to the needs of the patient, there is no fixed price per se. Because of this, we don't think that mentioning a general price range or national average will be helpful for painting a full picture of the procedure.

With this in mind, we will be more than happy to provide a custom price quote and breakdown to every patient who visits our practice.

What factors affect the cost of LASIK surgery?

Some of the following can affect the total cost of your LASIK procedure:

  • The city in which the LASIK center is located
  • The education, training, and credentials of the LASIK surgeon(s)
  • The technology that is used at the practice
  • The complexity of the patient's case
  • Special promotions unique to a given practice

Insurance Coverage and LASIK Surgery

Many prospective patients ask if their LASIK surgery is covered by medical insurance. In the vast majority of cases, LASIK is not covered by medical insurance. There are limited instances in which LASIK might be covered, such as when injury or physical deformity has made wearing glasses difficult or not viable. We encourage you to check with your insurance provider for more information as policies do vary.

How do financing options for LASIK work?

Monthly financing for LASIK works much like a credit card or a traditional loan. A trusted third-party institution covers the total cost of care, and the patient is responsible for paying the lender back on a monthly basis. A reasonable interest rate applies to the total cost of care.

The Advantages of LASIK Financing

The biggest advantage of LASIK financing is that it puts the surgery within reach for many individuals and households who may not otherwise be able to afford it. The monthly installments allow patients to budget from month to month and ensure that they are not overstretching their finances.

During your visit to the practice, we will be sure to go over your payment options in full detail as well as your treatment alternatives. This will help you make the best possible decisions with regard to your eye care needs.

Schedule a Consultation for Laser Eye Surgery

If you would like more information about LASIK surgery and how it can help you see clearly without the need for glasses or contacts, we encourage you to contact our laser vision correction and eye care center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the very best results with regard to your vision needs.