Cost & Payment Options
At Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, laser vision correction is a fee-for-service procedure. It is not covered under Health Plan benefits and you are required to pay for it.
Kaiser Permanente offers the following vision correction services:
- Surface Ablation (Including PRK and LASEK)
- Wavefront LASIK
- Wavefront Surface Ablation
- Wavefront IntraLase
- Cataract surgery with a premium intraocular lens
Patients may opt to pay for a pre-operative evaluation, or pre-and-post operative care (also called co-management) if having a LASIK procedure outside of Kaiser Permanente.
LASIK and Surface Ablation Procedure Fee Includes:
- Comprehensive clinical consultation including corneal topography, pachymetry, dilated and non-dilated refractions, eye pressure measurement and assessment of laser vision correction candidacy.
- Professional surgical fee
- Laser center fee
- Twelve months of post-operative care
- Peri-operative antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops
LASIK and Surface Ablation Procedure Fee DOES NOT Include:
- Any unscheduled visit or care for unrelated eye conditions
- Glasses for reading or enhanced distance vision, if necessary
- Outside second opinion
Cataract Surgery with a Premium Lens Fee Includes:
- Comprehensive clinical consultation including corneal topography, pachymetry, dilated and nondilated refractions, eye pressure measurement, assessment of candidacy, and possible other preoperative testing
- Professional surgical fee to remove the cataract and implant the lens
- Premium lens (multifocal or Toric)
- Five weeks of postoperative care
The fee does not include the copays related to the basic cataract surgery, which is covered by your health plan coverage.
What Are My Payment Options?
You can pay for your procedure with cash, money order, or credit card. Check with your local laser vision correction location for details.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Medical Savings Plans (MSP) can also be used to help pay for your vision correction procedure. Contact your benefits administrator for details about FSA and MSP programs.
Costs vary based on prescription and procedure type. You and your refractive surgeon will discuss the treatment options that are best for you. For more information, contact the Northern California vision correction location nearest you.