Cost Of The Visian ICL
The cost of the Visian ICL procedure really depends on many things, including your individual prescription, where you live and the surgeon that will be doing the procedure. For the most part, it can cost $2000 – $3500 per eye. Ask your surgeon about special discounts and/or financing options. This price tends to include the implantable lens cost, surgeon fees, facility fees, and follow up visits. The premium Visian ICL lens and the highly technical process involved with this procedure is what causes the higher cost for the Visian ICL over other vision correction surgery options. As with any premium product or technology, there are significant benefits and advantages making the product a premium solution.[embedit snippet=”adsense-blog-posts”]
Benefits Of The Premium Visian ICL
- High Definition Vision: Vision that is sharper, clearer and more vivid than other procedures. When compared to other corneal refractive procedures, like LASIK, the Visian ICL may produce more crisp and clearer vision as evidenced by fewer higher order aberrations.
- Permanent yet Removable: One of the most common concerns people have about LASIK is that the procedure permanently changes the eye. One of the important advantages of the Visian ICL is that while it can permanently correct your vision, in the unlikely event that an ICL patient experiences negative side effects after surgery, the lens can be removed and/or replaced if necessary.
- Instant Visual Improvement: After the simple 15-minute outpatient procedure, patients experience an immediate improvement in vision quality and are “Wowed” by the results. The recovery for the Visian ICL is quick and pain-free, and may be as little as one day.
- Flexibility for the Future: While Lasik involves cutting and removing eye tissue that cannot be replaced, concerns involving the cornea typically do not apply to the Visian ICL. In fact, no natural corneal tissue is permanently removed or reshaped in any way during implantation of the Visian ICL leaving you open and flexible for future vision procedures.
- UV Protection: Long-term exposure to UV radiation can damage the eyes; and longer term or more intense exposure increases the chance of eye disorders including the development of cataracts and some retinal problems. As an added feature, the Visian ICL advanced lens material contains a UV blocker that actually prevents harmful UV rays from entering the eye.
What is the value of having high definition vision to you?? When considering the Visian IcL it’s important to think about the costs associated with continued use of your contact lenses and/or glasses.
When you take a look at the cost of wearing contacts & glasses, on average, consumers spend $215 per year on glasses and $200 per year on contacts. This doesn’t include cleaning solutions, eye drops, prescription sunglasses or yearly exams. Add to that the hassles, like, replacing contact lenses or glasses, locating lost glasses or contact lenses, and travel hassles of wearing contact lenses. Plus, isn’t your time worth anything to you? The average contact lens wearer spends 12 minutes a day caring for their lenses and up to 70 hours per year.
Insurance and Payment Plans
If you don’t have the cash to pay in full, there are some options that may help out. Vision insurance plans don’t tend to offer coverage for the Visian ICL procedure, as they consider it cosmetic, but it does happen occasionally. Many vision insurance plans will provide certain special discounts on corrective surgeries. I received a 10% discount on my Visian ICL procedure through VSP, so search around for these discounts and hopefully you can acquire a decent one. Also, you may qualify for a tax deduction for refractive surgery.
Many doctors offer payment plan options for vision correction procedures giving you the option to spread the cost of paying for the Visian ICL over time. This puts you in control of how much you want to spend each month. Payment plans typically range from 6 months to 60 months and can be adjusted to suit your financial goals. Monthly payment plans can be as low as a dinner out each month. Contact your surgeon to learn more about your financing options.
More Questions Your Should Ask Your Surgeon
When discussing fees with your surgeon, ask:
- What is included?
- What is not included?
- What will I have to pay for if complications occur or enhancement surgery becomes necessary?
- How much do prescription medications (such as anti-inflammatories or painkillers) cost?
- If I require temporary contact lenses or glasses after the procedure, how much will they cost?
- How many follow-up visits will I need to make, and at what cost?