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Cost Of Lasik Surgery: You Get What You Pay For

Lasik surgery is the preferred vision correction surgery these days, despite its high cost. The procedure has grown in popularity since the 1980s and is used to improve eyesight in those suffering from vision problems like myopia, presbyopia and astigmatism. In English, that means far or near sightedness and general decrease in visual acuity brought on by age. At any rate, Lasik surgery is fast, relatively painless and can be done on an outpatient basis. No hospital stays, no delayed recuperation and best of all, no knives that actually cut deep into the surface of the eye.

That doesn't mean that just any doctor can perform Lasik eye surgery however, so make sure you find someone well trained and experienced in this method of surgery before deciding on the one who will be working on your vision. The only drawback to Lasik eye surgery is the prohibitive cost. In most cases, the cost of Lasik surgery can range from $1,000 to $2,500 an eye, depending on your particular vision problems.

Sometimes, we all see ads in magazines and newspapers that advertise a much lower price for the procedure, but such a price is offered for those with the most minor vision problems. Also keep in mind that you get what you pay for. While it's nice to save money on things, you might want to leave that to retail sales, automobiles and things like that. Your eyes are priceless, and you want only the best when it comes to eye surgery. That doesn't mean that the most expensive procedure is the way to go, however. Some doctors just charge more than they should, but that price doesn't mean that they're better than the next guy. Always check with your local medical association for reports on malpractice and complaints filed against any particular doctor or surgeon before you choose them to perform your surgery.

Unfortunately, most vision insurance companies in the United States don't offer coverage or reimbursement on Lasik eye correction surgery, as they still are of the opinion that Lasik is an elective procedure. They feel that eyeglasses and contact lenses will provide the same results, so why pay for Lasik? Perhaps, with pressure, they will eventually change their minds, but for now, very few vision insurance providers pay for it. Another option to confront the cost of Lasik surgery may be to save up for it in a separate savings account. If both eyes need to be done, figure saving at least $5,000 to be on the safe side.

Why does Lasik cost so much? Basically, you're paying for the technology that allows surgeons to correct vision without damaging eye tissues with traditional operating tools. The Lasik procedure is completed with the use of a laser light that is able to adjust the curvature of the cornea to better refract light rays for optimal vision acuity. At any rate, talk to the provider of Lasik surgeries in your area to see if they will agree to payment plans. Most of them will. Eyesight is a gift that many of us take for granted, and no one should have to suffer when the procedure is available.

Submitted by:

Chonticha Marijne

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