Understanding Custom iLASIK Cost
Several variations on the standard LASIK procedure exist for our patients to choose from. iLASIK is a newer option that uses a laser to create the corneal flap rather than a blade (used during the traditional procedure). This technique allows for greater precision and a smoother incision, which significantly reduces the risk of complications. Unlike other practices who charge more for customized procedures, Dr. Sonny Goel does not differentiate costs between treatments. Additionally, he will always recommend the most appropriate surgical technique. Some patients may still be concerned about iLASIK costat our Annapolis, MD, location, but it is important to view the procedure as an investment in your quality of life. To learn more about the procedure, the associated costs, and our available financing options, please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Goel.
Investing in Your Vision
iLASIK's benefits over traditional techniques are a sound investment. Using a laser to perform the procedure, rather than a blade, causes tiny air bubbles to form underneath the surface of the cornea. This causes the layers of corneal tissue to separate, resulting in a much smoother and even gap. iLASIK allows Dr. Goel to customize the shape and depth of the corneal flap according to each patient's unique needs.
In addition to allowing for greater customization, improving precision, and enhancing accuracy in creating the corneal flap, iLASIK also reduces the risk of any flap complications. Overall, this leads to better patient outcomes. Following the procedure, you will notice a marked improvement in your vision in as little as 24 hours. Healing should be complete after approximately three months.
Insurance and Financing
Many patients are surprised to learn that the cost of LASIK, as well as other forms of laser vision correction surgery, are now covered by some vision insurance plans. Our practice also offers a 15% discount on surgical procedures for patients who use EyeMed®, Lifetime Fitness®, Davis Vision®, Spectare, and Cole Vision, for their insurance. We can even offer a discount to patients who are not within the network, so be sure to ask if your provider participates in our program.
In an effort to make any procedure that a patient may need more affordable on any budget, our practice works with CareCredit℠ patient financing. This is a third party company that provides affordable financing solutions for medical and dental procedures that are not covered by insurance, or are only partially covered. The program works just like a credit card with low-interest rates and flexible repayment terms. Dr. Goel can also offer in-house financing for iLASIK patients with direct debit.
Learn More About the Cost of iLASIK
If you would like to improve your vision with a safe and effective procedure, iLASIK may be right for you. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goel.