Is LASIK Eye Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Is LASIK Eye Surgery Covered by Insurance?  This is a question we hear frequently from our New York LASIK patients here at Mandel Vision. The answer isn’t as straightforward as you may think.

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Although for most patients the answer is no, as most insurance companies consider LASIK a cosmetic procedure, there are a few financial services companies that offer insurance coverage for LASIK surgery as a perk for their employees. They each have unique plans which offer either partial or full coverage for the LASIK surgery. Here are a few of those companies:

  • Lazard Freres
  • Soros Fund Management
  • Mizuho Securities

If you are an employee at one of the above firms, you should check with your health insurance benefits administrator for details on your coverage for LASIK surgery.  If you’re not lucky enough to work for one of the above companies, don’t give up hope yet!  There are also many insurance plans which we participate in that offer a discount off of the full price of LASIK surgery.  The following is a list of those companies:

  • Advantage Payroll
  • Aetna Vision Plan
  • AmeriPlan
  • Cigna
  • Coast to Coast
  • CSA
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Health Allies
  • Humana
  • LCA Vision
  • NEI
  • NVI
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP

The above may not be a comprehensive list, so we encourage you to bring your insurance card with you when you visit us for your free LASIK consultation with Dr. Mandel.  Our LASIK consultants will be happy to check your benefits to see if your insurance company either covers a portion of or offers a discount for LASIK surgery at Mandel Vision.

Additionally, we offer a discount 365 days of the year for employees of the following:

FDNY Discount

Military Discount

NYPD Discount

DSNY Discount

Lastly, for those who want the immediate benefit of being able to see without glasses or contact lenses, but want to delay payment for surgery, we have plans available to you as well.  We offer interest-deferred financing for 12 or 18 months which makes the surgery very affordable.  Our LASIK consultants will be happy to review the details of this plan and pre-qualify you for financing at the time of your free LASIK evaluation.

If you’re tired of the hassle of your glasses and contact lenses and have been considering LASIK laser vision correction, call us at 888-866-3681 to schedule your free LASIK consultation with Dr. Mandel at our Manhattan LASIK center. You can also book online.

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