Financing LASIK: More Affordable Long Term?

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To have LASIK or not to have LASIK is a big decision for your health, your vision and your checkbook. It’s perfectly normal to question if it’s worth it, regardless of how much money you have in the bank. For purposes of this blog, let’s assume you’re interested in it but want to look into financing.

From a pure vision standpoint, LASIK is very much worth the expense if you’ve had to wear glasses (or contacts) most of your life, particularly if your prescription changes often. That you might be tired of having to put on your glasses to do the simplest of things factors in too.

Most people with an interest in it know LASIK to have a strong track record for safety and producing very positive results. And while there is a risk like any surgery, the risk is very low. What’s more, the technology continues to improve to only make LASIK a more effective choice.

With all this in mind, LASIK financing is worth considering, especially since it can save you money over the long term. On average, LASIK can actually cost less than glasses or contacts over the years if you don’t have more severe vision problems. People with more severe vision issues can require a different type of procedure than those that don’t which can affect the cost. How much LASIK costs depends on who’s doing the surgery of course. But since we’re talking about your eyesight here, choosing LASIK based solely on price is something to think about. Choose a skilled surgeon first, then consider price second.

When it comes to financing, there are several ways to go. That is, if you’re not using your own credit card or other financing source. Some companies offer no interest financing for a specific term. Eye Consultants of Texas offers no interest financing through CareCredit for 6, 12, 18 or 24 months. There are other healthcare financing options out there as well.

The important thing to know is that you don’t have to put off LASIK because of the cost. What it can do for your vision can pay dividends by allowing you to be more productive, and simply happier with how you see.

Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK. Your doctor should give you a thorough exam to check your vision health and overall health before electing to do the surgery.