Posted November 30, 2015
Few laser eye surgeons are interested in discussing money. You've undoubtedly seen the advertisements that offer LASIK for as little as $299 per eye. "Save $1,000! Financing at 0% is available! How is it that they are so cheap? Do consumers actually pay these costs? Are more expensive LASIK facilities worth the prices they demand? Let's investigate.
Low-ball LASIK Eye Surgery OffersAny LASIK eye center advertising LASIK for $250 or $299 per eye typically has an asterisk next to their price. Here is an example of a Google Adwords advertisement from a fairly well-known chain of LASIK eye clinics:
Beware of DisclaimersThere are about 600 words of disclaimer text on the page when you visit it, including the passage below as an example: $250 per eye price applies to patients with qualifying insurance coverage receiving treatment for up to -1.00 diopter with up to -1.00 diopter of astigmatism, performed with a traditional excimer laser (Advantage Plan not available). Prices range between $247 and $2,299 per eye based on prescription, laser, Advantage Plan selected as well as patient’s insurance coverage. Previous Laser Vision Correction of any kind is ineligible for the $250 price offer. A minus 1 diopter of myopia is very mild myopia. Most people who have -0.5 diopters wouldn’t even bother because the nearsightedness was so minor. Furthermore, these prices only apply to those with less than 1 diopter of astigmatism. And you can only have traditional LASIK. So, the key phrase in that disclaimer above is: Prices range between $247 and $2,299 per eye. And in these centers, that is the standard. Their goal is to entice you to call and visit their location so they can upsell you at the appropriate price, which is probably not $250 as advertised. Avoid low-quality providers who advertise deals that seem too good to be true because they usually are In fact, you can review the cost of LASIK Eye Surgery here for better accuracy.
We take a more transparent approach to pricing LASIK Eye TreatmentWe charge $2,700 for each eye. There are no surprises. There are no gimmicks. We are not the cheapest laser eye surgery by any means, but we do quality work and we charge a reasonable price for the level of service we provide. We also provide laser eye assistance to military servicemen and women. Please contact us for more information on military personnel pricing plans.
More about financial matters and insuranceWe want to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that is within your financial means. Your treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we will notify you of all costs prior to treatment. To meet your needs, we provide a variety of payment options. Our office accepts cash and checks as payment. We provide discounts for full payment at the beginning of treatment, multiple family members in treatment, and senior citizens.
Affordable pricing optionsDon't let money get in the way of getting the quality care you deserve. We are pleased to provide in-house financing as well as financing through CareCredit and Chase Healthcare Finance with low monthly payments, making your treatment more affordable. These flexible payment options allow you to spread out the cost of your treatment over time, allowing you to focus on what is most important: staying healthy!
Insurance policyOur office staff will be glad to assist you with your insurance coverage. When you first visit our office, bring your current insurance card with you. If you change insurance companies or join another employer’s plan, please be sure to let our insurance department know. If an insurance referral is necessary, please bring the completed form with you to your appointment. We are preferred providers with the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Health Plus
- Health First
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