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Affordability 2017-12-05T12:14:11+00:00

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

LASIK Cost v. Glasses/Contacts

Have you ever thought about how much it costs to maintain your glasses? Or keep changing out your contacts? Here’s a cost comparison between LASIK and glasses/contacts you might find helpful when deciding whether you can afford vision correction surgery:

When determining whether LASIK or any other vision correction surgery is best for you, quality care and outcome should be your top priority. At Brinton Vision, we are committed to providing you with an excellent patient experience that includes state-of-the-art, in-depth eye examinations to find out if you qualify for a vision correction procedure. Once you have had your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis, the cost of your laser eye surgery can be determined.

Brinton Vision is different.

We own all of our lasers and diagnostic equipment, which allows us to provide top quality diagnostic services to determine which options are best for you, top-quality LASIK, and all six proven LASIK alternatives—right here in St. Louis. We are among only a handful of laser vision correction centers in the United States to offer LASIK plus all six modern variations on-site, and with a surgeon whose one and only concern is your vision. We are not about quantity; we are about quality.

You can have crisp, clear vision. It is within your reach.

Financing

When determining whether LASIK or any of the six modern LASIK alternatives is best for you, quality care and outcome should be your top priority. Still, we recognize that vision correction must fit into your budget. We take all standard forms of payment (cash, check, credit card, etc.), and we are able to work with health savings accounts (HSAs) and medical savings accounts (MSAs). Most laser vision correction procedures are tax-deductible. We also work with multiple financing companies to provide monthly payment options to fit most budgets. Our most popular monthly payment options are:

  • Zero Down Payment & No Interest for 24 Months
  • Zero Down Payment & Low Monthly Payments with Fixed Interest Rate for 60 months

Most insurance companies consider LASIK and other vision correction procedures to be elective, and they do not cover the cost. In rare cases, there are exceptions. Please consult your insurance company to determine your coverage eligibility.

Payment Options

If vision correction surgery is right for you, covering the cost of the procedure should not jeopardize your ability to seek the quality of care you desire. Brinton Vision is committed to making our vision correction procedures affordable and offers various payment options that help work within your budget.

Choose from the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Payment Plan Options

LASIK Payment Options at Brinton Vision

Monthly payment plan options:

  • Zero Down Payment & No Interest for 24 Months
  • Zero Down Payment & Low Monthly Payments with Fixed Interest Rate for 60 months

Medical Savings Accounts Can Help Pay for Procedures

Many employers sponsor Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts (FSA or HSA). Vision Correction procedures such as LASIK are approved under most of these plans. Patients participating in either FSA or HSA plans through their workplace can set-aside tax-free money for a Vision Correction Procedure. You can put up to $2500 annually into an FSA. Check with your employer about your FSA open enrollment period.

Tax Deduction

IRS ISSUES CLARIFICATION OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY TAX ISSUE: Revenue Rulings 200.  Uninsured costs for refractive surgery are a deductible medical expense for personal income tax purposes.

At Brinton Vision, our fees are all-inclusive, transparent, and affordable. Dr. Brinton and our exceptional staff are equipped with the experience and technology necessary to produce excellent outcomes for each patient.

Looking into Cost

Most insurance companies do not cover the costs associated with vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, as they are considered elective. The cost of laser eye surgery can vary greatly among the multiple providers in the marketplace. Prices advertised by these providers may or may not include usage of new technology, post-operative care, and patient satisfaction guarantees. The differences can be confusing. Brinton Vision encourages you to research your options and decide for yourself if customized vision correction is right for you. Click here to check out our “Why Us” section to learn about what answers to find.

“Price is only ever an issue in the absence of value.” – Anonymous