How Much Does LASIK Cost in DC?

Investing in vision correction is a wise choice with a life-changing return since we use our eyes to see every minute that we are awake every single day. When deciding to undergo LASIK eye surgery, the cost is definitely an important factor that all of our patients at Brusco Vision must take into consideration. In the DC area, LASIK costs range on average from $2,300 to $3,300 per eye, depending on several factors. While we know clear vision is priceless, we also know you have a budget to take into consideration.

At Brusco Vision, our goal is to help you achieve the vision you’ve been dreaming of and support you on your journey to visual freedom. In this article, we will discuss what factors impact the LASIK surgery cost and answer many of the most frequently asked questions about investing in corrective eye surgery. If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, call our office today to schedule your consultation and see if LASIK eye surgery is right for you.

Why do LASIK surgeons charge differently for the same procedure?

Choosing a LASIK surgeon because they are the most inexpensive can be a risky decision. When it comes to selecting a vision correction provider, it is not the time to bargain hunt. When looking at the cost of LASIK and considering a LASIK surgeon, it is important to know the factors that contribute to the cost. The doctor’s experience, the level of laser technology they use, and what is included in the cost of LASIK eye surgery are all important points to consider when comparing eye doctors. Your vision is a priceless gift, and when it comes to laser eye surgery, you often get what you pay for.

At Brusco Vision, we use the most advanced technology and lasers combined with a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to bring you proven results that are safe and effective. Your visual freedom is our mission, and we take it seriously. We will not compromise on the level of care we provide our refractive surgery patients. Brusco Vision is not a paid consultant and does not accept money from manufacturers or laser companies, so you will always get an unbiased and research-based opinion about what procedure is best for you. Call our office today to schedule a LASIK consultation and get started on your journey to clear vision now.

Does location affect the cost of LASIK?

The price of LASIK surgery and all other vision correction procedures may vary based on where you live, just like with many other things in life. When compared to smaller towns where expenses for things like food, housing, and taxes may cost less, laser eye correction is frequently more expensive in densely populated locations like D.C. or the DMV. Patients often discover that the level of care they receive is closely correlated to the cost of their LASIK procedure.

Brusco Vision is located in Falls Church, Virginia, and offers all-inclusive pricing that does not contain any surprises or hidden charges, including enhancements or post-op medications to our patients from all over the D.C. and DMV. We want your experience at our office to be straightforward, and for you to feel comfortable and excited about your decision to have a LASIK procedure.

How can LASIK save you money?

Although the cost of LASIK may first seem high, patients will ultimately end up saving much more money over time by undergoing the procedure. If a patient has LASIK at age 18, for example, a person might save more than $40,000 in vision-related expenses by the time they require reading glasses in their forties. Even though some people may be put off by the initial cost of LASIK, wearing corrective lenses and contact lenses is frequently more expensive in the long run—and that’s before you take into account the priceless freedom you gain from having a vision correction surgery.

What options are available to pay for LASIK?

Most LASIK facilities accept all popular forms of payment (cash, check, and credit card). At Brusco Vision, we are pleased to provide many flexible payment options, including 24 months of interest-free financing. Additionally, we accept payments made through your Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), and Medical Savings Account (MSA).

Do health insurance plans pay for LASIK?

Unfortunately, the majority of insurance providers consider LASIK to be an elective procedure. Even though people experience life-changing advantages that may greatly improve their quality of life, insurance companies typically do not cover the total cost of LASIK or any of the other vision correction procedures we offer.

Ask your insurance company if your policy includes any vision care benefits that might support custom LASIK, and find out if your eye surgeon is a member of the provider network.

Does the experience level of the staff impact the cost of LASIK?

The cost of your LASIK surgery may vary depending on the staff and LASIK surgeon’s level of expertise. Ongoing training and continuing education for doctors and surgeons will increase the price of LASIK and the cost of delivering excellent care. It’s likely that less money was spent on finding, hiring, and training experienced professionals if the cost of a vision correction procedure appears to be very inexpensive.

The amount of time your refractive surgeon spends with you prior to, during, and following your procedure also affects the cost. In some eye clinics, salespeople rather than doctors or surgeons provide the LASIK consultation. You might not get to see your surgeon until just before the operation because they frequently use visiting or outside surgeons for the surgeries. Quality of care will be affected when LASIK eye centers try to cut costs when it comes to their staff and surgeons.

Brusco Vision invests in LASIK technology, diagnostics, and devoted full-time employees since it is a full-service vision correction facility that provides LASIK and its 6 alternatives. When selecting a LASIK surgeon, experience and training are even more important than where they went to school. Dr. Brusco is a highly accomplished and board-certified subspecialist in refractive surgery who has successfully completed over 45,000 corneal-based and lens-based procedures to correct vision, including ICL, PRK, and high-definition all-laser LASIK. Most recently, Dr. Brusco personally was performing close to 1% of all LASIK procedures in the US annually. His experience and training are hard to beat, matched by his compassion and level of patient care.

Is LASIK tax deductible?

Great news! Surgery for laser vision correction is recognized by the IRS as a tax-deductible expense. Speak with a tax expert to learn more about your unique situation, but you may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for LASIK eye surgery.

Does Bladeless LASIK eye surgery cost more?

Sub-Bowman keratomileusis (SBK LASIK), or Bladeless LASIK, is also referred to as Advanced LASIK and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. This process makes use of the femtosecond laser, a cutting-edge and extremely precise laser technology. Bladeless LASIK differs from traditional LASIK because the corneal flap is created by the laser rather than a manual blade.

Although the price of this Advanced LASIK surgery is a little higher, patients experience fewer risks or challenges than they could with a manual blade technique. This method of treatment is highly accurate, typically painless, and results in more pleasant recuperation. The surgeon can target the corneal tissue while protecting the surrounding tissue thanks to the femtosecond laser’s exceptional speed.

Is LASIK affordable?

With advanced custom LASIK, you can improve every aspect of your life. We know you have a budget, and Brusco Vision offers many financing options, including no-interest payments and longer payment terms, to help you incorporate laser vision correction into your financial plan.

Talk with your employer to determine if you have access to Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts, which let you save money tax-free for qualified medical expenses like LASIK.

Has the cost of LASIK decreased?

LASIK is now more affordable than ever, even though it is still a considerable financial commitment. The price of LASIK has remained largely stable over the past ten years, despite the fact that many other economic factors have gone up. So much so that it’s estimated that LASIK procedures now cost 20% less than they did just ten years ago.

Over the past ten years, LASIK technology has evolved substantially, but the cost has mostly stayed steady. For anyone considering investing in laser vision correction due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, this is excellent news.

Brusco Vision is the first practice of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area. It’s time to live life in focus without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. Call our office today to learn more about LASIK and the other vision correction procedures we offer.

Michael A. Brusco, MD, FACS, is the founder and medical director of Brusco Vision – the premier practice dedicated to changing lives through vision correction in Washington DC and the DMV. He is a board-certified and award-winning refractive surgery subspecialist who has successfully performed over 40,000 corneal-based vision correction procedures, such as high-definition all-laser LASIK and PRK. Dr. Brusco graduated with honors from Harvard College, was awarded the STAAR Top 100 International Surgeon honor multiple years, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Refractive Surgery Alliance. He is a founding member of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences, an organization on a global scale. Most recently, Dr. Brusco personally was performing close to 1% of all LASIK procedures in the US annually.

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