Cost of LASIK
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Patients come to LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center from throughout the El Paso, Texas area because they trust us to provide the highest quality of care and personalized attention. It is our policy to provide transparency regarding the cost of LASIK and other vision correction procedures, and we have designed this page to serve as a resource to help you make an educated decision about fitting the cost of treatment into your budget.
How Much Does LASIK Cost?
The cost of LASIK at LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center is $1,500 per eye.
This cost includes the procedure itself as well as thorough preoperative examinations and diagnostic testing and a full year of postoperative care.
Included in the cost of LASIK are:
- Comprehensive eye exam before surgery
- Punctal plugs
- One enhancement
- Annual postsurgical eye exams
- Complementary eye drops
Our LASIK patients also benefit from 50% off sunglasses at our in-house optical shop, Eye C Optical.
Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?
LASIK is considered to be an elective (not medically necessary) procedure, which means it is not covered by most insurance companies. We offer a number of payment and financing options to help make LASIK affordable for our patients.
Can I Afford LASIK?
The short answer is, yes. Not only do we offer LASIK pricing that is below the national average, but we also work with medical lenders that make it possible for our patients to break down the cost of LASIK into low monthly payments.
If you are wondering whether you can afford LASIK, it is helpful to think about expenses LASIK will help you save over the long term. Did you know that the average person who wears corrective lenses spends up to $6,000 on maintenance and other expenses over the course of 10 years? This only accounts for the initial cost of glasses and contacts and not the cost of replacements, maintaining a supply of contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, and annual eye exams. Nor does this figure account for the many inconveniences that come with relying on corrective eyewear to see clearly, which is the main reason our patients consider LASIK in the first place.
LASIK Cost Comparisons
For patients who have concerns about fitting the cost of LASIK into their budgets, we find it helpful to compare the monthly cost of LASIK to other expenses they don’t think twice about. For example, did you know that the monthly cost of LASIK is roughly the same as:
- The cost of a single cup of coffee a day
- Dinner for two at a restaurant every week
- One trip to the nail salon every month
- One monthly phone bill
Using Medical Spending Account Funds for LASIK
In addition to financing the cost of LASIK with one of the medical lenders we have a relationship with, many of our patients are able to offset LASIK expenses with funds from a medical spending account such as a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). These accounts are employee-sponsored and tax-deferred, funds are allocated specifically for medical expenses.
If you have additional questions about fitting the cost of LASIK into your budget, please contact us.
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