Lasik is an elective procedure that is truly sold like a commodity.
Here his how and why you may get the lowest Lasik cost
and use the Lasik doctor you want.
Use the Lasik Doctor You Want For Less
From clinic to clinic Lasik prices can range from as low at $299
an eye to $3,600 per eye, but there can also be a similar range
of Lasik costs within the same clinic. You may be able to get that already
established lower Lasik cost.
The Lower Lasik Cost is Already There
In all areas of medicine there may be many different prices for
the same medical procedure - any medical procedure. Insurance companies
negotiate discounted prices and each insurance plan can have its
own price that the doctor will accept. The government does the same
thing though the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs.
Many labor unions negotiate different prices and discounts for their
members. Even social groups will negotiate a lowered price for their
members. Doctors are accustomed to accepting different amounts for
the exact same service.
There can be several price brackets for the same surgery by
the same surgeon and these price brackets already exist. If a doctor
is willing to accept a lower Lasik cost for a particular group (insurance,
union, social, etc.) why not ask for this lowest cost?
Just Ask and Tell
Since the person who is setting the price is the person in front
of you, it never hurts to ask if a lower price is available, especially
if the doctor is already accepting a lower price.
Tell the doctor/staff that you understand that different
groups may have different Lasik costs available and you would
like the doctor to accept from you an amount equal to the lowest
price the doctor already accepts from someone else.
It can feel weird to ask a Lasik doctor or Lasik doctor's staff
if a lower cost is available for the same procedure, but if the
doctor is willing to accept a lower amount from one group than from
another, shouldn't you ask be get that lowest charge? Of course
What Price Rejection?
If the lowest available cost for Lasik is 25% less than the highest
available price, a savings of about $1,000 is possible. All
because you asked.
The worst that can happen if you ask to pay the lowest accepted
Lasik cost is that your request will be declined. For the possibility
of an extra $1,000 in your pocket (or even enough cash for a nice
lunch), most can handle that kind of rejection.
If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional
RLE, or any
refractive surgery procedure, we highly recommend you consider
a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes
nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified
Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Doctor.
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