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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure and not covered by insurance?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes cosmetic
Lasik is not covered by insurance.

In brief: Yes cosmetic
Lasik is not covered by insurance.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not cosmetic; uncove
Lasik corrects the basic vision eliminating the need for eyeglasses and contacts.
Since the outlay is large for a given period of time, and insurance companies are run by bean counting accountants, they prefer to pay for a little bit at a time for optical corrective devices and not the big amount for lasik which disturbs the quarterly report.

In brief: Not cosmetic; uncove
Lasik corrects the basic vision eliminating the need for eyeglasses and contacts.
Since the outlay is large for a given period of time, and insurance companies are run by bean counting accountants, they prefer to pay for a little bit at a time for optical corrective devices and not the big amount for lasik which disturbs the quarterly report.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Yes
Yes. Lasik is cosmetic and not covered by insurance.
A few insurances pay for a very small portion of the procedure but this is rare.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Lasik is cosmetic and not covered by insurance.
A few insurances pay for a very small portion of the procedure but this is rare.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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