Making the decision to have eye surgery and establishing what it will cost for you, your family and your job is a big decision. All areas of your life must be considered when determining the impact that this decision will have on your life and time. Finally, you also must consider the risks involved in the surgery and weigh these against the benefits you hope to receive when you add up the total eye surgery cost.
Time costs for surgery
Any surgery will have a time commitment that is required. There are preliminary doctors’ visits that will require time away from work or home and there is the time for the procedure and then recovery time. If your eyes must be dilated then there will be a second person’s time required for the preliminary visits and then you will need a friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure is performed. These hours all add up and will either consume valuable vacation time or require days off unpaid for work.
Very few insurance policies cover eye surgery so you will need to get an itemized estimate of the costs involved for the procedure and review them with your doctor’s office. Make sure to understand what is included and what is not. If you are prescribed medication this should be covered under your medical insurance prescription plan but it is better to check up front than to be caught unawares that you will incur this cost.
You can never be too careful when you are preparing for eye surgery and you must look at both the time and the monetary costs that are involved when you are determining eye surgery cost. With just a little advance work you can plan for your surgery and be prepared.
Eye Michigan offers financing for those that might have a tight budget but want LASIK eye surgery.