Laser vision correction is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. As testimony to its life changing benefits, thousands of ophthalmologists and optometrists around the world have been so impressed with the results of laser vision correction that over one million procedures are now performed each year. At Michigan Eye Institute, our patients continuously tell us they appreciate our commitment to being on the cutting edge of this exciting technology by offering 100% blade-free LASIK using the IntralaseMethod™.
Heavy patient demand for laser vision correction has inspired surgeons and laser manufacturers to make tremendous advancements in both Excimer laser technology and surgical technique. When laser vision correction was first performed in 1988, only low to moderately nearsighted patients without astigmatism could be treated. Today, with the fourth and fifth generation Excimer lasers, very low to moderately high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be effectively treated. And for many patients that had large pupils, thin corneas or other past contraindications for laser vision correction, Intralase® femtosecond technology along with wavefront-guided treatments now allow them to enjoy the benefits of clear vision without dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Only a few years ago these patients would not have been ideal candidates for laser vision treatment.
Laser Vision Correction at Michigan Eye Institute in Flint, Michigan
All laser vision correction procedures are not the same. Because of our dedication to excellence, Michigan Eye Institute is recognized as the premium eye care provider in the area. Our Michigan Eye Institute surgeons are highly trained in a number of laser vision correction procedures. And we've invested in the technology needed to provide you with the best possible care. Our surgeons have successfully performed thousands of vision correction procedures and are ready to help you choose the option that's best for your individual vision problem, whether you're nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism.
For more information, please read our frequently asked questions.
Surgery Fees, Medical Flex Accounts and Affordable Payment Options
The cost of laser vision correction varies among practices, based on surgeon experience, age of technology used, and what the center includes in the fee. We are not the least expensive provider because we never compromise on safety or the latest technology to save you money. We have invested heavily in advanced technology and ours is second to none. This investment is extremely important to surgical results and our patients tell us they can see the difference. We encourage you to visit our clinic and other laser centers to compare. Please download our "Laser Vision Provider Checklist" found in Patient Forms.
It's only natural to want to get the best fee, but remember, quality and service are extremely important when it comes to medical and surgical care. After all, laser vision correction is a procedure you'll have only once in your lifetime and your vision is one of your most important assets. The best way to find out exactly what your price will be is to schedule an exam. After a complimentary comprehensive evaluation to determine what procedure you are a candidate for and what technology will give you the best result, our laser vision correction counselors will give you a specific fee for your procedure.
Some insurance companies pay for all or part of vision correction procedures. You should check with your plan administrator, or we will be happy to make a copy of your insurance card and check coverage for you. Many people have medical flex plans they use to save up to 50 percent on their procedure by using pre-tax dollars. Your employer's human resources department can tell you whether you have this benefit. Also, vision correction may be tax deductible as a medical expense (check with your financial advisor).
If you do not have insurance coverage, we offer affordable payment options through CareCredit offering 0% down and 0% interest for up to 24 months. It is easy to apply online and receive credit approval before you schedule an appointment. We also accept cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.
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