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LASIK eye surgery is becoming a more viable way
Before trying to negotiate a better deal with a surgeon, you should check to see if your insurance plans can, in fact, cover for the cost of LASIK eye surgery. Even if no cover is provided whatsoever, you should ask your employer to see if they have any special discounts or rates for their employees, since some could be partnered with certain insurance companies.
Some insurance policies have incorporated a new kind of cover, known as the 'extended vision insurance program plan'. This implies that the cover involves more than just your basic eye cover, such as glasses, contact lenses, eye tests and may include elective surgeries as well, such as LASIK. It may not cover the entire cost, but it may cover up to 50% of the entire procedure, which is still a significant amount of cover.
After you've gone through with your insurance plans and gotten the most out of it as possible, the next thing you want to do is to negotiate deals with eye surgeons that you have in mind. LASIK surgery costs vary greatly from one surgeon to another, due to differing levels of experience, differing costs involved with rent, staff salaries, equipment royalties etc. Also, the cost of LASIK surgery differs according to your own prescription, as higher degrees of refractive error would incur greater costs. The expected average cost of LASIK eye surgery is between $1000-$2000 per eye, but it is best to choose quality over price, as this could be the difference between crystal clear vision and permanent side effects for the rest of your life.
You could even decide to have laser eye surgery performed overseas, if you think that local surgeons are charging their surgeries too highly. One thing to point out is that countries like, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa have insurance plans that actually cover for the cost of LASIK surgery. So, it could be worthwhile to search for options overseas.