12 doctors weighed in:
Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes.
Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans.

In brief: Yes
Yes.
Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
It is more of an elective procedure not usually covered by insurance.
It is considered cosmetic in the sense that you could wear glasses of contact lenses for vision correction.

In brief: Possibly
It is more of an elective procedure not usually covered by insurance.
It is considered cosmetic in the sense that you could wear glasses of contact lenses for vision correction.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Because this surgery is not 'medically necessary', it is considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by medical insurance.

In brief: Yes
Because this surgery is not 'medically necessary', it is considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by medical insurance.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Lasik surgery is for refractive changes in the eye via altering the shape and thickness of the cornea.
Nothing to do with cosmesis...Function only.

In brief: No
Lasik surgery is for refractive changes in the eye via altering the shape and thickness of the cornea.
Nothing to do with cosmesis...Function only.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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