Laser Eye Surgery & Taxes By Kristina Oneill on April 19, 2014

Laser Eye Surgery & Taxes - I have a question regarding Medical Expenses and Laser Eye Surgery & Taxes. Can I count laser vision correction as a medical expense on my taxes? You can certainly deduct the cost of laser eye surgery. According to IRS Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses, "You can include in medical expenses the amount you pay for eye surgery to treat defective vision, such as laser eye surgery or radial keratotomy." However, medical expenses are limited to the amount over 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. For example - if your annual gross income is $20,000 and you take 7.5% of $20k you get $1,500. So, you are able to claim medical and dental expenses for the amount you spend over the $1,500. That means, if your laser surgery costs $2,000, you can deduct $500 as an itemized deduction on your Schedule A tax form. If you go for the higher priced surgery ($4,000), your itemized deduction would be $2,500. Every little bit helps in my opinion! I know tax day has come on gone but not a bad idea to know this for your 2014 taxes. You can also check with your employer to see if you have a flexible spending account to start saving tax free dollars through your FSA for your laser vision correction procedure. Many patients start a full 6 months to a year ahead researching laser vision correction centers ad doctors in order to know exactly how much money they should put aside for the procedure.

Related to This

Dr. Andrew Holzman

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, is one of the most well-respected ophthalmologists in the greater Washington, DC, area. He is regularly sought out by professional athletes, media personalities, and other doctors for laser eye surgery. Dr. Holzman is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Medical Association
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

To schedule a consultation at one of our five locations, please fill out our online form or give us a call at (703) 556-9155.

Contact Us Today

"Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable." Ben E.

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite

Gainesville Office

7538 Limestone Dr
Gainesville, VA 20155

Closed Today

McLean Office

7930 Jones Branch Dr
Ste 250
McLean, VA 22102

Closed Today

Rockville Office

11200 Rockville Pike
Ste 150
Rockville, MD 20852

Closed Today

Charlottesville Office

630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy
Ste 180
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Closed Today

Washington Office

1801 K St NW
Ste 500L
Washington, DC 20006

Closed Today

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Which location would you prefer?

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(703) 556-9155 Send a message