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Lower the Cost of Lasik

You may be amazed what happens when you simply ask for the lowest available price.

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Lower Lasik costs are often available from the doctor you select. Learn how and why.


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 you should.

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 or custom wavefront Lasik, All-Laser Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, NearVision CK, 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.

If this article did not fully answer your questions, use our free Ask Lasik Expert patient forum.


Last updated Thursday, February 25, 2010

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