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Lasik Surgery Hidden Costs

Aug 18, 2007
As more and more people opt for LASIK eye surgery, the costs for the same are going down every day. But still the price might be a bit too high for many to bear. On an average one needs to pay around $1800 for the surgery of a single eye.

Thankfully one has options when it comes to pay for the operation which allows him or her to pay the total sum in installments. First let us discuss the options one has.

Most health insurances wouldn't cover LASIK operation. But some coverage plans might actually provide you with that option. If that is the case then you are really lucky. Otherwise to get insurance pay for your LASIK eye surgery you have to convince that the surgery was a medical necessity.

Quite a few companies offer special financing options just for LASIK eye surgery. The company pays for you initially, while you pay the company back in small easy installments. There are payment plans which allow you even up to five years to repay your entire loan. And that could come down to as little as $60 per month.

An alternative to the financing options is the credit card. See if it works out to your advantage by paying through your credit card.

The greatest threat of hidden costs comes from clinics who also offer schemes of financing the operation. Be absolutely sure that you don't get into a scheme where you have to make a non-refundable deposit. There is always the chance that you are deemed not eligible for the operation. Then the whole money is down the drain. Also there can be the case of you not being satisfied with the facilities the clinic has to offer and you would want to try out a different clinic. Then also you lose your deposit. Any good, proper clinic will ask for no deposit before the pre-operative talk of the patient with the doctor.

There are also those finance schemes which wouldn't cover the costs of your post-operative treatment. Sometimes the costs of post-operative treatment are significant, especially if there is a case of complication being developed after the operation. Be absolutely sure that your costs after the operation will be covered before you avail a particular financing option.

These are some of the basic financial considerations you should make before you are ready to undergo the LASIK eye surgery.
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