|USAEyes may be nonprofit, but there are still bills to pay.
The USAEyes website and associated public services are
provided by the Council for Refractive
Surgery Quality Assurance (CRSQA). CRSQA is a nongovernmental, nonprofit,
tax exempt organization.
See About CRSQA for more details.
Fees From Doctors
CRSQA requires fees from doctors for whom patient outcomes are affirmed and certified. Initial patient outcome certification costs are $3,250. Doctors are reevaluated quarterly. The quarterly recertification
fees are $1,250. CRSQA charges some surgeions a fee to administrate Lasik patient grants; these fees vary from zero to $300 per grant. Through certification fees and grant administration, Lasik doctors
participate in the funding of CRSQA's services.
Surgeons do not pay CRSQA referral fees or a finder's fee for
patients who use CRSQA's Locate Lasik Doctor service. CRSQA does not receive
a payment for each visit to a doctor's website from the USAEyes website,
nor is CRSQA paid for each person who retrieves a doctor's information
from the USAEyes website..
No Fees From Patients
CRSQA does not charge patients for services provided,
does not accept charitable contributions, and does not accept commercial advertising All operating funds are derived from
fees collected from doctors.
Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?
If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional
or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization.
Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.
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