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Affording LASIK/PRK


Learn more about how Laser Vision Correction may save you money... 

Laser Vision Correction vs. Contact Lenses or Glasses

When it comes to paying for LASIK or PRK, many people are surprised to hear that Laser Vision Correction may actually cost less, in the long term, than the out-of-pocket costs associated with glasses and contact lenses.

Think about the number of eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, contact lenses, solutions and cleaners you may have bought. These expenses can get quite pricey! While glasses and contact lenses require a lifetime commitment of ongoing expenses, with LASIK there is only a one-time fee.      

See an average cost breakdown for contact lens wearers:

  • A person between the ages of 21-29 will pay, approximately $24,000 in their lifetime for contact lenses.
  • A person between the ages of 30-39 will pay, approximately $18,000 in their lifetime for contact lenses.
  • A person between the ages of 40-49 will pay, approximately $12,000 in their lifetime for contact lenses.  

Your actual savings will vary based on your situation, but it is easy to see the cost benefit of LASIK and how it can easily pay for itself in just a few years.

Affording LASIK   

LASIK affordability options have greatly increased. Today, many employers offer Cafeteria Plans, Health Spending Account Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Options (FSA) and Vision Discount Programs. Also, healthcare financing options are available that make LASIK or PRK affordable on any budget.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Spending Account (HSA)

An excellent way to pay for LASIK or PRK is to use your employer’s health reimbursement account, either a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Spending Account (HSA) or other health reimbursement arrangement to pay for your procedure. These tax-advantaged accounts allow you to save money on a pre-tax basis, which you can use to pay for your procedure.  

Vision Discount Programs

Although laser vision correction is an elective medical procedure, not typically covered by traditional medical insurance, many insurance plans offer associated vision discount programs or rebates that can significantly lower cost.

Dr. Rapoza is an in-network provider for the following Vision Discount Programs: Aetna, Anthem Special Offers, Block Vision, Careingtons, Cigna, EyeBenefits, EyeMed Vision Care, GMAC, Humana Lifestyles, National Vision Administrators, Opticare, Optum Health, Optum Health Allies, Preferred Vision Care, Principal, Solstice Vision, SPECTERA ResCap, United Healthcare, Surrency Vision Sprint, VIPA - Vision Insurance Plan of America. These programs entitle you to discounts of up to 15% off the standard fee. 

Have Davis Vision or VSP? Dr. Rapoza offers discounted pricing for these members which may be used in conjunction with rebates, if offered to non-providers, by your plan. Call 617-314-2789 for more information.     

Corporate Benefits/PERKS Programs:

Dr. Rapoza has negotiated discounts with various corporations in New England. Call us or check with your HR group to see if we are a participating provider.  If not, invite your employer to call us to obtain special Corporate PERKS discounts for their employees.     

CareCredit Financing 


CareCredit – Financing options are available though CareCredit. CareCredit is a health and wellness credit card. You can use it to pay for many elective procedures including Laser Vision Correction. It's easy to apply. Your LASIK coordinator has applications or you can apply on-line. Flexible monthly pay-back options are available with no interest and low interest options. To learn more, call 800-365-8295 or click CareCredit.

Benefits include:

  • No Down Payment
  • No Interest for 6-12 months
  • Longer Financing Packages available
  • No pre-payment penalty   

Calculate your typical monthly payments with our CareCredit Payment Calculator? 

To learn more about iLASIK™, including prices and financing, we invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rapoza, in one of our three convenient locations in Boston, Waltham or Danvers, MA.  

To Schedule a FREE LASIK Evaluation, Call 617-314-2789 or Click Here

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Located in the MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Our office is located on the third floor Suite 303.  

From the South/Boston area: Take I-93 North toward Tobin Bridge. Merge onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North for approximately 14 miles, then merge onto I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. At the end of the ramp, go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.

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