Saving up for big-ticket items and doing something for yourself rather than for others can feel daunting. But this year when you get your tax refund, why not take the plunge and do something just for you? Now is the perfect time for LASIK or PRK eye surgery. Tax day is fast approaching, and the timing is just perfect to get your eyes ready for summer.

    LASIK is a fantastic investment for your hard-earned tax refund because of the many benefits this surgery provides. If you are required to wear glasses or contacts to see clearly, LASIK and PRK eye surgery will provide you with clear vision while allowing you to set aside your glasses and contacts. Better yet, you’ll be able to save more money long-term by no longer needing to invest in replacing your glasses or contacts, or pay for repairs when your glasses become damaged. You’ll be able to pocket the money that you would normally spend on cleaning solutions and related products.

    Thanks to LASIK eye surgery, you should expect an improvement in your ability to perform everyday tasks such as reading and driving. If you are a crafter, you will be able to see your materials and supplies more easily. Your clear vision will aid you in sports and recreational activities while also removing the need to wear prescription glasses or goggles in order to participate. Many patients are able to achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK / PRK surgery as well, and although there may be some discomfort immediately, most patients are fully recovered within a day or two.

    In addition to taking advantage of your tax refund to finance your LASIK eye surgery, you may be able to deduct the cost of your surgery as a medical expense from next year’s tax return. Or, if you have a health spending account as part of your medical insurance plan, you may be able to submit a claim to recover part of the cost as well. However, before you make any deductions, be sure to consult your tax advisor to ensure that your deductions are appropriate and correct.

    During your consultation, our specialists will discuss your current vision and corrective lenses, your past medical history, the risks of LASIK / PRK eye surgery and other possible options. To find out if you are a candidate for LASIK or PRK surgery, call Silverstein Eye Centers today at 816-358-3600 to schedule a consultation.

    Posted April 15, 2014 by Silverstein Eye Centers
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