Massachusetts LASEK Surgery

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Cost of LASEK surgery in Massachusetts

LASEK surgery is a newer form of laser eye surgery than traditional LASIK eye surgery. LASEK combines surgical techniques from LASEK and PRK surgical procedures. With LASEK surgery, a flap is not constructed by cutting the outer area of the eye. In the LASEK procedure, anesthesia in the form of eye drops is put into the eye so that the surface of the cornea can be peeled back and shaped properly. The epithelial flap is put back on the eye with a contact lens to help the eye heal. The cost of LASEK surgery in Massachusetts varies, depending on the area of the state you live in, and what types of medical coverage are available.

The cost of LASEK surgery in Massachusetts can be compared to the usual cost of LASIK surgery. Since most private health insurance providers do not consider LASEK or LASIK surgery to be necessary medical procedures, they usually are not covered under health insurance plans. The reasoning is that these are conditions which can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, depending on your health or vision care plan, a discount may be offered for the procedure so you don't have as much out of pocket expense. Some surgeons do provide financing for their patients that cover LASEK procedures.

According to the tax code, the cost of LASEK surgery is categorized as a medical expense that you may deduct from your income tax return. Another way to pay for the surgical procedure is to set up a savings account strictly to pay for medical expenses. The standard procedure that uses the oldest medical technology usually costs around $1,580 for each eye. With the newer procedure, most patients pay at least $500 to $600 more per eye. This is if the surgeon uses the wavefront-guided laser. You should check with your insurance provider to find out if a discount is available with your plan.

Regarding the cost of LASEK surgery in Massachusetts, some surgeons work with a specific finance company that will set up the financing for the patients. However, this is usually dependent on the patient's credit. When you see ads for low cost laser surgery, you should be very careful about committing to a plan unless you read all the fine print first. The terms and conditions of such an offer usually make it difficult to qualify. The best thing to do if you don't have insurance and the surgery is not immediate, is to look into vision plans that offer discounts.

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