Does insurance cover the LASIK surgery?
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Insurance agency coverage really does differ from person to person, so if you're interested in the LASIK procedure, contact your insurance company to see if you're covered. Whether you're just interested in LASIK for your own comfort, or whether you need it for medical purposes, you may be able to convince your company to cover even a partial amount of your surgery.
If insurance does NOT cover LASIK, there are a variety of options to help you afford the surgery that has millions of people literally throwing out their eye glasses! Many LASIK surgeons and practices accept Flex Spending, which is a pre-tax account through your employer that sets aside money before the government taxes it for a variety of purposes - such as medical procedures insurance doesn't cover. If you don't have a flex spending account, ask your LASIK surgeon about payment options they might have. Many surgeons have no interest or low interest payment plans that will allow you to pay for your procedure over the course of several months or years.
Finally, it is important to consider, when weighing the financial burden of LASIK, that it is really very little burden when compared to the cost of having to wear glasses. As many LASIK patients end up not needing glasses anymore, they thereby eliminate the need for eye doctor appointments, glasses, contact lenses, contact solutions and all the extras that go with having less than perfect vision!