The Average Cost of LASIK Surgery
The cost of LASIK eye surgery usually ranges anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 per eye. However, the average price for LASIK surgery in the U.S. was $2,632 per eye in 2020, according to a 2021 report in Clinical Ophthalmology.
Several factors can affect the cost of LASIK. These include geographical location, clinic’s overhead, doctor’s experience, and additional inclusions such as follow-up visits and enhancements. An enhancement is a second procedure done on a previously operated eye for some patients to further fine-tune their vision but only a small percentage of patients need a second procedure.
Does Insurance Cover LASIK Surgery Cost?
Insurance usually does not cover LASIK procedure because it’s considered an elective surgery. However, many employers offer a health savings account (HSA) or flexible savings account (FSA), which allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars throughout the year to be used for medical expenses such as LASIK. Usually prescriptions are covered by insurance, but confirm with your insurance provider.
Financing Options for LASIK Surgery
There are several financing plans available that can turn the cost of the surgery into an affordable monthly payment.
For example, many plans offer $0 down, 0% interest for up to two years, and most offer extended plans with interest for up to four to five years.
Be sure to explore various financing options available to you before selecting one.