If you’re not sure that you can afford this life-changing treatment, let us help you evaluate your options. The team at Missouri Eye Institute will discuss with you all available options so that your vision correction surgery such as LASIK can be the best investment you make.
Many people look at no-interest financing programs available through CareCredit or other providers. With these options, you can spread your payments over 24 months without accruing any interest as long as the minimum monthly payment is met and the balance is paid in full by the end of the term. If you prefer an extended payment plan, there are options available for 36, 48 or 60 months with accrued interest.
Another option is to take advantage of your tax-free flexible savings account (FSA), or health savings account (HSA). Both of these accounts are built on pre-tax dollars, saving you money right away. LASIK surgery, as well as refractive cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange surgery is one of the eligible medical expenses for your FSA. If you have remaining funds in your FSA toward the end of the year, only $500 of unused FSA funds can rollover into March of the following year before you lose the benefit. Make sure you consider combining those funds with the next year’s pre-tax dollars to pay for your LASIK or refractive cataract procedure.
You can also use your health savings account (HSA) to help cover the cost of LASIK or refractive cataract surgery or any of the other vision correction options. The LASIK Affordability Calculator can help you determine your costs over time for glasses and contacts as compared to LASIK. It doesn’t take long to see the long term savings of LASIK. Go to http://www.refractivealliance.com/lasik-affordability-calculator/ and input your investment in glasses and contacts to see what you can save over time.
Very professional and friendly. I have been here twice in the last two years and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Staff was informative and caring. They explained what to expect at every step of the procedure. Lots of caring and information.
The entire staff at MEI was very kind and professional. I highly recommend them for your eye care. Very friendly!