Laser eye surgery is more affordable than you may think.
When shopping for LASIK, keep in mind that different practices may charge in different ways and that levels of experience and technology can vary greatly between practices. In the case of Wills Laser Vision at Princeton, the cost reflects the amount of expert care dedicated to each patient from some of New Jersey's most respected and highly-sought after physicians, as well as all medications, post-operative care, and any necessary enhancements for one year. While pricing of LASIK will vary depending on the specific treatment and complexity of your surgery, expect the total cost to be around $2,000 to $3,000 per eye (your doctor will explain to you the exact cost for your situation and the breakdown of costs).
Because most insurance plans consider LASIK to be "elective" surgery, most do not cover the cost of laser vision correction. There are a few exceptions, such as when surgery is deemed medically necessary. In any case, it never hurts to double-check with your insurance carrier. Some insurance plans, especially with larger employers, may offer indemnity plans that cover a portion of coverage.
If your employer offers an FSA (flexible spending account) plan, you may be able to realize substantial tax savings by contributing the cost of LASIK for the year you wish to have the surgery. If this is the case, we'd recommend you come in for your consultation a month or two before you need to make benefit elections so you'll know exactly how much to contribute.
Payment can be made by personal check, cash or credit card. For those who would prefer to finance their surgery, we have two options:
1. In-Office Financing @ 0% interest. After a downpayment of half the fee, the rest is paid over 6 monthly installments via credit card.
2. Financing through CareCredit. This is a program operated by GE Capital that works similar to a credit card account. Click here to apply for financing using the CareCredit Instant Credit Application.