The LASIK eye surgery, apart from its contribution to solve visionary problems has been wide spread due to its affordability. However, most of the people have been unaware of the hidden costs that form a major portion of the LASIK surgery that is seemingly cheap. Therefore, before going for a LASIK surgery, individuals need to understand the cost of the surgery, which might vary depending on the extent of complications combined with other relevant factors.
The doctors or the consultants are in a better position to judge the fees of the surgery, depending on individual cases and thus, need to discuss them clearly with the clients regarding the various steps and procedures involved. The cost of LASIK surgery may vary for each eye according to the complication in the operating process, the experience and qualifications of the performing surgeon, the types of equipment used, and whether a follow-up enhancement program is included. The most common ways of making a LASIK surgery payment are cash, checks, credit cards, flex plans, monthly-extended payment plans, and insurance benefits.
Payments through credit cards are accepted by way of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, allowing the patients to arrange and schedule the payment at the same time, offering points every time they are used. Flexi plans are offered by companies to their employees, allowing them to withhold a defined amount through payroll deductions, which can be paid at the time of a LASIK surgery. However, in such cases, individuals first require to find out if they are eligible for a LASIK surgery. Monthly extended payment plans offer a lot of flexibility and can be extremely beneficial for patients wherein, they can opt for “zero interest paybacks” and “no money down” facilities to pay for their eye surgery. In addition, patients can take the help of selected insurance companies offering defined benefits to cover LASIK surgery, with certain conditions.
It is recommended not to fall prey to the marketing procedures of LASIK surgery and incur costs un-necessarily. Patients are also suggested not to give any “non-refundable” deposits.