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Is Lasik covered by Health Insurance?

DR. ARUN SINGHVI In Child's eye care

Nov 08, 2023 | 2 min read

Whether LASIK surgery is covered by insurance at ASG Eye Hospital or any other healthcare provider depends on several factors, including the specific insurance policy and the reason for the procedure. Here are some considerations regarding LASIK and insurance coverage:

 

  • Vision Insurance: Some vision insurance plans may partially or fully cover LASIK surgery. Vision insurance is separate from regular health insurance and is designed to cover expenses related to eye care, including LASIK, eye exams, and eyeglasses or contact lenses. You’ll need to check the details of your vision insurance plan to determine if LASIK is covered and to what extent.
  • Medical Necessity: In some cases, LASIK may be considered medically necessary if it’s required to correct a vision problem that significantly impairs a person’s ability to perform daily activities or their job. However, this is relatively rare, and most LASIK procedures are considered elective.
  • Employer Benefits: Some employers offer vision benefits as part of their employee benefits package, which may include coverage for LASIK. It’s essential to check with your employer’s benefits coordinator to understand what is covered.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs): You may be able to use funds from an FSA or HSA to cover LASIK expenses, as long as the procedure is considered medically necessary or it’s an eligible expense according to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) guidelines.
  • Discounts and Financing: Many LASIK providers, including ASG Eye Hospital, offer financing options and discounts to make LASIK more affordable. These options can help individuals manage the cost of the procedure.

It’s crucial to contact your insurance provider and the LASIK surgery centre, such as ASG Eye Hospital, to understand your specific insurance coverage and financing options. LASIK surgery is typically considered an elective procedure, so it may not be covered by standard health insurance plans. However, each insurance plan and situation is unique, so it’s essential to verify your coverage before undergoing the procedure.

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