If you wear glasses or contacts, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about finding a way to get rid of them for good. Many users are quick to assume laser corrective procedures are just simply unrealistic and completely unaffordable. The financial reality of spending money on glasses and contacts in a lifetime far outweighs the cost of a one-time laser vision correction procedure like LASIK.
Most glasses users will spend at least $15,000 on glasses in their lifetime. Most contact lens users will spend at least $35,000 on glasses and contacts in their lifetime. The average cost of LASIK in 2019 is $4,200 for both eyes. LASIK is a way to save money. Even if you spend $4,200 on your laser vision correction procedure, you still come out financially ahead in the end. It’s time to start investing in yourself and your vision now, in order to save more later.
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Not only is it financially astute to invest in your vision health now, instead of having to pay more later, but there are also additional ways for you to save on laser vision correction.
Check out these 5 ways you can save on Premium LASIK at the Wang Vision Institute:
1. Look for Discounts/Special Offers
Often times, practices will offer discounts to active military as well as military veterans and those that serve the community. Dr. Ming Wang and Dr. Joshua Frenkel, offer $1,200 off laser vision correction procedures to all military personnel-active and inactive, firefighters, and teachers when they come in for a FREE vision evaluation. Be on the lookout for additional military specials around patriotic holidays as well.
The Holiday Season, the time of giving, where discounts tend to be the highest. Among the holidays, Christmas time tends to be the most popular time to see discounts surface. So if you’re looking to give yourself or a loved one the perfect holiday gift, Christmas time is your go-to.
2. Check Out Financing Options Available
Knowing your options before you walk through the door for your first appointment can help bring financial security before you make the decision to move forward with a procedure.
The Wang Vision Institute offers financing options that allow you up to 5 years to pay off your fees with low monthly payments and no penalty for early pay-off, and best of all, 0% interest.
Finance companies will often offer loans for LASIK as well. It’s important to make sure that the Wang Vision Institute will work with your financing company before you apply for the loan.
Financing options will soon be available through Vision Care Connect.
3. Attend a Seminar
When you attend a Vision Care Connect seminar, you are guaranteed to earn additional savings as well as a complimentary vision evaluation. You can win up to 50% off laser vision correction just by attending! The Wang Vision Institute offers greater discounts for bringing additional friends and family to the seminar.
Seminar Attendees Receive:
$1,000 off laser vision correction voucher
25% off laser vision correction if you bring 2 guests
35% off laser vision correction if you bring 3 guests
2 - 50% off GRAND Prize Drawings
Not only will you gain more knowledge and information about the procedures, but you will also walk out of the seminar with a discount & information about the financial options available for you.
4. Non-Profit Sight Foundations
Some practices have non-profit sight foundations where patients undergo advanced sight restoration surgeries free-of-charge for more severe cases for those in need. The Wang Vision Institute gives back to the community through the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration. The Foundation is a registered 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides financial support to help patients undergo sight restoration surgeries, for foundation patients. It provides free medical care for those who need it most, yet are the least able to pay for it.
If you have any questions or would like to apply to be a recipient for the Foundation, please call (615) 538-0301 and ask for Leona. In order to qualify for the Foundation, you must not have insurance.
All of the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration’s doctors DO waive 100% of their fees. However, the patients still have some other fees that are not controlled by the doctors themselves (e.g., surgery center, medications, etc).
5. Use FSA or HSA
Did you know that you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to help pay for an elective vision procedure like LASIK? FSA and HSA contributions are pre-tax funds that can be used to cover the costs of medical expenses.
What is an FSA Account?
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a part of your employee benefits package that lets you use pre-taxed dollars from your paycheck to put towards health care expenses for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
It reduces income taxes
Helps you save thousands of dollars each year
Increases your spendable income
Decreases your taxable income
What is an HSA Account?
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a medical savings account that is used to cover the costs of medical expenses free from federal taxes. People with a high deductible health plan (HDPD) can use their Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for elective medical procedures like LASIK. Medical fees that aren’t reimbursed by your HDPD, you can use the money from your HSA account to help cover the costs. The IRS sets a limit on the amount you can contribute to your HSA each year.
Funds added to your account roll over from year to year, meaning you can grow your account to use later in life
You can claim tax deductions for contributions made to your account
Earnings on the account are tax-free
Employer contributions are excluded from your gross income
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Meet our Specialists
Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD
Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), is the CEO of Aier-USA and Director of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center. He has received many honors including the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Chinese American Physicians, and Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year Award for his lifetime dedication to helping blind orphan children worldwide.
Dr. Joshua Frenkel, MD, MPH
Dr. Joshua Frenkel, MD, MPH received training in microinvasive glaucoma surgeries from the #1 program in the country. He graduated with an MD and MPH and completed his ophthalmology residency from the prestigious Tulane University.
Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center doctors have performed over 55,000 procedures (including on over 4,000 doctors). They published nine textbooks, hold several U.S. patents and performed the world’s first laser artificial cornea implantation. Wang Vision is currently the only center in the state that performs 3D SMILE & 3D LASIK (18+), 3D Implantable Contact Lens (21+), 3D Forever Young Lens (45+) and 3D Laser Cataract Surgery. They have founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Wang Vision doctors Sarah Connolly, Joshua Frenkel, Marianne Johnson, Nathan Rock and Ming Wang can be reached at: 1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150, Nashville, TN, 37203.