Getting a comprehensive eye exam is a great way to ensure your eyes are healthy and gives you the opportunity to talk to your eye doctor about your vision correction needs and what the next steps should be if you want to look at a procedure like LASIK.
If improving your vision with laser vision correction on your list of goals for 2022, it is a good idea to invest some time in learning all you can about the procedure and pull together a list of questions you want answered so you can make the best decision for you and your vision. One of the questions we hear most often is: LASIK can be upwards of $4,200, so how am I going to pay for it? It is a good question and, today, there are many ways to pay for LASIK. You should begin with a conversation with a highly qualified LASIK surgeon to discussion your options and ensure you have the facts about the cost of LASIK.
One approach has been getting a lot of attention in the news recently, Health Savings Accounts – also known as HSAs. These accounts are offered by employers as a benefit to employees, the benefit of using pre-tax dollars for certain out-of-pocket health and medical expenses. Another option with tax benefits is known as a Flexible Savings Account, or FSA. Laser vision correction procedures, like LASIK, are considered eligible expenses for both HSA and FSA funds. There are rules and limitations to each of these options for paying for a laser vision correction procedure. So check with your employer benefits to see how to use your FSA and HSA for LASIK surgery in 2022.
CareCredit is another option for LASIK costs if you qualify and offer finance at 0% for 48 months. Learn more about how these tax advantage accounts and CareCredit can help you put your 2022 vision goals in reach.
If healthy eyes and great vision are on your list of must-haves for 2022, it is time to take the next step. Schedule that eye exam and get the conversation going with your eye doctor about these and other ways you can protect and improve your vision for a lifetime.
Knowing if you are a LASIK candidate is necessary for even considering a procedure. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is to work with a highly qualified surgeon and have a complete evaluation of your eyes and vision. Then both you and your surgeon will have the information needed to make the best recommendation for you.
Leading LASIK Ophthalmologist, Neil B. Griffin, M.D, uses the most advanced vision diagnostics and latest lasers for LASIK surgery. Dr. Griffin received his highly specialized fellowship in cornea and external disease from the University of Texas in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Griffin Specializes in LASIK and cataract surgery. He was named by the National Consumer Advisory Board as one of America’s Best Physicians in 2021. He has received multiple local distinctions, “Best Ophthalmologist and Best Laser Eye Surgeon” from the Myrtle Beach Herald, the Carolina Forest Chronicle, and the North Strand News Readers’ Choice Award 2018-2021.