Toric Contact Lens Questions and Answers Archive
Q&A: Could I be a candidate for laser vision correction if I am nearsighted, have astigmatism and wear soft contact lenses?
I wear soft contact lenses, the left one being a toric lens due to what I have been told is "internal" astigmatism. I am very nearsighted in both eyes. In the past, I have been told that I am not a candidate for laser vision correction. Has the procedure advanced to the point where I am a potential patient? I am also led to believe that health insurance plans don't consider this necessary surgery and therefore traditionally don't cover any part of the procedure. So could you give me a "ballpark" estimate of the cost for both eyes, please? Thanks.
Thank you for your email. It sounds like you may be treatable. Most insurance companies don't cover the cost which runs around $4400 for both eyes. Sincerely, Dr. Alexandra Chebil The Lasik Center
-- Alexandra Christine Chebil, MD, FRCSC