Medicare And Lasik Eye Surgery

May 30th, 2017     Medicare

Lasik eye surgery is a laser procedure, performed by an ophthalmologist in order to improve eye vision by reshaping the eye’s cornea which basically means a person can get rid off eye spectacles or contact lenses permanently after the surgery. The cost for the Lasik eye surgery include surgeon fee, the costs of the vision center and cost for the care before and after the eye surgery. Although, Lasik cost will vary for each person depending on his eye condition and requirement.

What is the cost of Lasik eye surgery

The cost of laser eye surgery can range from as low as $299 per eye to up to $4,000 or more per eye depending on various factors such as eye condition, quality, location etc. However, the average price of LASIK eye surgery is about $2,500 USD per eye.

The cost of the Lasik eye surgery depends on the following factors:

  • Surgeons picked by the patients.
  • The technology used by the surgeons.
  • The type of the Lasik surgery.
  • Geographical area of the patient. Places with higher cost of living may charge high.

Does Medicare cover for Lasik eye surgery?

Medicare Part A and Part B do cover the costs of certain medical eye conditions, if the person requires hospitalization or emergency care. Original Medicare also covers eye doctor consultation and treatments to improve or cure certain chronic eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts, if the person’s doctor considers the treatment is necessary. However, Lasik eye surgery is not considered medically mandatory and hence it is not covered.

Not just Medicare, most other healthcare insurance also do not cover Lasik eye surgery, unless the person’s job requires perfect vision. Athletes and combat fighters sometimes qualify for full coverage. Few insurance companies negotiate reduced rates from lasik surgery providers for their customers.

Choose the best Surgeon

Lasik is a planned prodecure, so the person can do his research and choose a good surgeon to improve his eye sight and health. The quality of the eye surgeon is more important than the cost of the procedure. This kind of procedures generally have risks involved and a perfect result can never be guaranteed. So it is important to choose a well-qualified doctor.

You can refer to our website for the medicare list of ophthalmologists.
//www.medicarelist.com/ophthalmology/


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