How Can I Afford LASIK Now?
By Andrew E Holzman, MD FACS on March 27, 2020
Undergoing LASIK surgery can provide long-term savings compared to the cost of new glasses and frames or the cost of new contact lenses and cleaning solution. That said, the upfront cost of laser vision correction may be a major burden on an individual or a household. It leaves many people wondering how to afford the cost of LASIK surgery.
Given the price tag of the procedure and the realities that patients face paying their bills, our Washington, DC LASIK surgery centers want to be flexible. We are here to help and ready to do so. That’s why Dr. Andrew E. Holzman and his team would like to look at some payment options that can put the cost of LASIK within reach.
Traditional Financing Plans
Financing companies help patients pay for LASIK surgery by covering the total cost of the procedure. Patients working with a financing company will then make monthly payments to the financing company. These installments may be as little as $200 a month, though it can vary.
In many ways, the financing options out there are similar to credit cards and loans. We can help you find the ideal financing plan that fits your means and your needs.
Why Consider Financing Options
Financing options can help countless people in the Washington, DC area experience better vision and greater overall eye health. Thanks to financing options, state-of-the-art custom LASIK is now attainable. Many times we have Zero-Percent financing options available!
We can discuss penalties for missing payments during your visit to the practice. If you foresee issues with a financing service, we can suggest other options to pay for LASIK.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for LASIK
Another options to consider to pay for LASIK is an FSA. An FSA can be set up through your employer, though this is dependent on the company and if FSAs are offered. Employees can set aside some pre-tax dollars to put into the FSA, which can be used to pay for LASIK as well as other medical procedures.
Keep in mind that FSAs can vary from company to company, so it’s important to check with your employer for details.
Why Consider Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
FSAs can help you pay for all sorts of medical procedures, and allow you to budget and allocate funds as needed every month. It will take some planning, however, particularly if funds will not rollover for the new year.
We can discuss the estimated cost of your procedure during your visit to the practice. This can help you plan ahead so you can maximize the benefits of your FSA for the year.
Working with Patients to Find Safe and Worthwhile Solutions
Each patient comes to our practice with unique goals and different circumstances. That’s why we will work closely with you during your consultation. Our goal is to help you see clearly and have healthy vision, and there are many ways to make this happen.
Contact Dr. Andrew E. Holzman
For more information about laser eye surgery and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact a board-certified LASIK surgeon. You can schedule a consultation at our office located in Washington, DC by calling (202) 785-2435. Our team is here to help.