Does insurance cover LASIK surgery?
LASIK, like all refractive surgery, is considered for medical and optical purposes to be an elective procedure. Like most plastic surgery, it is not covered by insurance. Occasionally there may some sort of discount available for LASIK by certain insurance plans, but these are almost never better than you could get on your own by just asking.
_Written by J. Trevor Woodhams, M.D. - Chief of Surgery, Woodhams Eye Clinic