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The Cost of LASIK


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Since there are quite a few different LASIK procedures, there may be variation within the common costs of the procedures. It's also important to take into account differences such as region or metropolitan areas, whether a portion of your surgery will be covered by a supplemental source, and the caliber of place you're choosing.

As with many services and products, there may be a higher cost for having the LASIK procedure done in some areas versus others. For example, the cost of having your vision corrected forever is going to be substantially different in New York City than it would be in Omaha. Also, certain regions tend to be pricier on the whole - take the Northeast versus the Midwest, for example. These differences in cost tend to be a reflection not of the services, but rather cost of living, taxes, and rent costs.

Another factor of the price is supplemental financing options. While most practices have a plethora of ways you can pay privately (for example, via credit card, or through a billing plan), some even go the extra mile and offer to take insurances, or a portion of your flex spending account. This is a before-tax spending plans that some employers offer to off-set the cost of some medical procedures. If your employer has this, consider asking the LASIK practice you're interested in if they'll take it.

Finally, it is always important to remember those time-tested words you've heard again and again: "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is." Be wary of "Get 'em in the door" deals such as 2 for 1 eye corrections, or vastly lower prices than the rest of the competitive market. While a sale or a good deal is one thing, there is a standard going rate for this remarkable life changing surgery. You'll probably get what you pay for if you're lured by price and price alone.


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