WHAT IS PRK OR LASIK EYE SURGERY?
PRK or LASIK eye surgery is a vision correction treatment that reshapes the cornea using laser technology. The procedure is highly popular, is associated with high success rates, and can be used to help correct vision problems such as astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Technology has come a long way over the years, and allows doctors to be more accurate with this type of vision correction surgery.
Talk to an ophthalmologist about your personal vision health to determine whether you are a good candidate for PRK or LASIK surgery.
COSTS OF PRK AND LASIK EYE SURGERY
There are multiple factors that can influence the cost of PRK or LASIK eye surgery, which is why you need to talk with your ophthalmologist to find out the anticipated costs for treatment. The type of eye surgery you have will impact the amount of money you’ll need to pay. Keep in mind that the cost of surgery may vary between providers, which is why it’s best to ask questions.
At this time, Silverstein Eye Centers offers complimentary PRK and LASIK evaluations to determine whether refractive surgery is ideal for correcting your vision. Your free consultation will include a meeting with a Refractive Counselor, tests to verify your candidacy for surgery, and a full review of scheduling, costs, and any other questions you may have about treatment.
Keep in mind that PRK or LASIK eye surgery will eliminate your need for prescription glasses and contact lenses. When considering the costs of glasses, frames, lenses, contact lens cleaning solution, and other items associated with eyewear, having PRK or LASIK surgery can result in potential massive savings in the long run.
DOES HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF PRK OR LASIK?
Most health insurance providers do not pay for PRK or LASIK surgery, since these surgeries are considered elective. If you have vision correction surgery, you may need to pay for costs out of pocket. However, at this time, Silverstein Eye Centers participates in most major medical and vision insurance plans.
Alternately, you can look into Flexible Spending Arrangements, also known as FSAs, FBAs (Flexible Benefit Accounts), or simply FLEX, which are often available benefits through your employer. Lastly, ask your eye doctor about CareCredit, which is a program that allows you to begin your procedure immediately, then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that are easy to fit into your monthly budget.