Paying for LASIK with Your Tax Refund

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

As Tax Day gets closer, you’re probably thinking about how to spend your refund. According to IRS data, the average 2018 refund per taxpayer was just under $3,000. With several thousand dollars potentially coming your way, you might consider booking a vacation or boosting your rainy-day savings.

However, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to invest their refunds in something that can improve the quality of their day-to-day lives. At Susskind and Almallah Eye Associates, we believe that financing your LASIK procedure is one of smartest ways to spend your new funds!

Determining the Cost of Your LASIK Procedure

If you want to use your tax refund on LASIK, you’re probably wondering what the procedure will cost. Factors such as the surgeon performing your procedure, the technology they use, and the region that you’re in can all affect the overall price that you pay. Our ophthalmologists will happily discuss the exact cost of your LASIK surgery during your consultation.

After you know what price to expect, you can estimate what your refund might be. While this year’s refund won’t necessarily be the same as last year’s, it can help to look back so you know what you might receive. Then, you can have an idea of what you might need to pay out of pocket.

Using Your Tax Refund on LASIK

Woman taking glasses off at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates There’s a chance that your refund will cover your entire LASIK procedure. Even if it’s not quite enough for the whole surgery, it may cover a large portion of the cost. Plus, there are additional ways to make LASIK more affordable.

If you have money in your Health Savings Account or Flexible Savings Account, consider putting those funds towards LASIK. These accounts help you pay for medical costs with tax-free dollars. You probably already use these accounts when you come in for eye exams or order a new pair of glasses.

Lastly, you can also explore our flexible financing options to help fit LASIK into your budget. For example, we accept the Care Credit healthcare credit card that allows you to spread out your LASIK payments.

Since LASIK is considered an elective procedure, your health insurance provider typically won’t cover it. If you have any questions about paying for your procedure, our staff can help.

Visiting Us Before Your Refund Arrives

Depending on how you choose to file your taxes, it can take anywhere from a week to two months to get your refund. You can use that time to start preparing for LASIK. When you finally get your refund, all that will be left is to come in for your surgery!

Get a head-start on the LASIK process by:

  • Visiting us for your initial examination to determine your candidacy
  • Scheduling your procedure
  • Taking the day of your surgery off from work
  • Arranging a ride to and from your procedure

Schedule Your LASIK Consultation in Toms River

We’re excited that you’re considering using your tax refund to invest in your eyesight! Schedule your LASIK consultation today by calling 732-349-5622. We have four convenient locations in Manalapan Township, Toms River, Brick, and Barnegat, New Jersey.