One of the most popular options for treating refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) is LASIK surgery. This laser vision correction treatment can eliminate a patient's need for corrective lenses such as glasses and contacts. That said, the cost of LASIK is a concern for many prospective patients. The team at our Toronto laser vision correction centre would like to go over some of the basics related to the cost of LASIK and how it can be paid for with as little hardship or difficulty as possible.
The Average Cost of LASIK Surgery
The average cost of LASIK around the country can generally range from around $2,000 per eye, and sometimes more. That is not necessarily the cost of LASIK at our eye care centre, however. When you visit our ophthalmology practice serving Toronto, we will be able to give you a personalized price quote based specifically on your needs.
What determines the cost of LASIK surgery?
There are several factors that will determine the cost of your LASIK procedure:
- The location of the practice
- The surgeon performing the surgery
- The technology at the practice
- The complexity of the patient's case
- Special promotions at the practice
When we provide you with a custom price quote for your surgery, we can also go into a breakdown of the costs that determine the price of your LASIK surgery.
Insurance Matters and LASIK Surgery
Generally Toronto custom LASIK will not be covered by government health insurance since it is an elective procedure and not medically necessary. Some supplemental insurance plans may cover LASIK surgery to a degree, though this is rare. Since this varies from insurance provider to insurance provider, be sure to check with your individual provider to learn about the stipulations of your policy.
Financing Options for LASIK Surgery
For some patients, one of the best options they have to pay for LASIK is to utilize financing plans and monthly payment options. These kinds of payment methods will involve a third-party lender. This third party pays for the cost of the LASIK surgery upfront and charges interest on the loan. The patient is responsible for making monthly installments to this third party. Some patients find that these financing options help with budgeting and planning ahead.
Picking the Best Option for You and Your Needs
At our practice we always want to make sure that our patients are comfortable with the decisions that they make regarding their vision health. Sometimes patients will want to undergo LASIK but would rather avoid using financing plans to pay for the procedure. In these matters, we can go over other payment alternatives that may be better suited to the patient's current or projected situation. In addition, we can also discuss various alternatives to LASIK which may be more ideal for a patient for financial reasons as well as health reasons.
Rest assured that we care about your well-being and your satisfaction as a patient. We will help you make the best possible eye health decisions.
Learn More About LASIK Surgery and Vision Correction
For more information about LASIK surgery and other topics related to the health of your eyes, be sure to contact our Toronto eye care and vision correction practice today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent vision. We will also help you make the best decisions based on your financial needs.