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Does health insurance cover refractive or laser eye surgery?

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These surgeries can allow you to see well enough without needing contact lenses or eyeglasses. Usually, they're considered a cosmetic procedure and not a covered service. Insurers may pay for it if you need surgery for medical reasons, like a problem with your eye that prevents you from wearing glasses. Some health plans may offer discounts for laser eye surgery.

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Seewithlasik.com.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Vision Correction."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on March 4, 2020

SOURCES:
Seewithlasik.com.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: "Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Vision Correction."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on March 4, 2020

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