Keratoconus Treatment Cost and the Importance of Skilled Care
At TLC Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centers®, we will consider a variety of factors when calculating your keratoconus treatment cost. We offer several treatment options, including both corneal rings and corneal cross-linking. The procedure you and your doctor select will be the most notable contributor. At the same time, we encourage you to choose an experienced surgeon and to begin treatment quickly. Timely action can prevent keratoconus from worsening, necessitating an additional, more costly procedure in the future. Furthermore, a qualified doctor, like those on the team at our Toronto, ON, area offices can perform a low-risk procedure. We also offer affordable financing so that you can enjoy the clear, healthy vision you deserve.
Timely action can prevent keratoconus from growing worse, necessitating an additional, more costly procedure in the future.
Corneal Rings vs. Cross-Linking
The cost of your care will depend on which of these two procedures you undergo. Corneal rings typically cost less than corneal cross-linking, but cross-linking is the only treatment that can actually keep keratoconus from growing worse. Frequently, however, we will combine the two for more comprehensive and long-lasting effects. If you require treatment on both eyes, this will also impact the total. Additional factors include medications, surgical fees and anesthesia, and pre- and post-operative care.
Investing in Superior Treatment
It is important to choose the treatment that is truly suited to your health needs. Without appropriate care, you would continue to need new glasses and contact lens prescriptions. This recurring need could become quite expensive over time. More importantly, your vision may eventually deteriorate to such a degree that corrective lenses would no longer be effective. At this point, a corneal transplant would be the only option available. This procedure is far more invasive and costly than either corneal rings or cross-linking.
Choosing a Qualified Doctor
In addition to choosing the right treatment, it is also vital that you find an experienced doctor. Selecting a physician simply because he or she charges less can be a huge mistake. Often, costs that are far below average indicate that a doctor does not have the necessary skill. In contrast, our surgeons are highly experienced. We were among the first practices in the area to offer corneal rings and cross-linking. We continue to stay informed about the latest developments in the field. Equally important, we offer compassionate, personalized care, and we will always take the time to answer your questions.
Often, costs that are far below average indicate that a doctor does not have the necessary skill. In contrast, we were among the first practices in the area to offer corneal rings and cross-linking.
Flexible Financing Available
Simultaneously, we also strive to make our treatment affordable. Your procedure may be covered by insurance. If you do not have insurance or are unable to obtain full coverage, we also offer flexible financing. We have partnered with Desjardins to provide affordable medical loans with 0% interest and no administration fee.
Receive an Estimate
Prior to any treatment, we will outline every step of your care and provide a personalized treatment estimate. Contact us online to book a consultation. You can also call (866) 684-2020 toll-free to reach our offices.