The Caster Eye Center provides detailed, personal consultations with Dr. Caster to determine your suitability for Laser Vision Correction. The purposes of this consultation are for you and Dr. Caster to meet each other, to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for laser vision correction, to determine the best variation of the treatment for your particular situation, and to answer all your questions.
This initial consultation takes approximately 2 hours. The fee is $100 and complimentary valet parking is provided. During this consultation we will perform many tests, including measurements of your eyes with and without your glasses and/or contact lenses, wavefront analysis, computerized pupil size measurements, cornea curvature/topography, and cornea thickness calculations. You will be able to tour our facility and see our technology, including our lasers and our wavefront equipment. You will meet with Dr. Caster; he will examine your eyes, review all the information about you and your eyes, and address all of your questions and concerns.
We will also perform additional measurements on the day of your treatment. In this way, we obtain multiple measurements on different days, which helps in the accuracy of the treatment. If you wear contact lenses, we will make these additional measurements after you have been out of the contact lenses for an appropriate amount of time. These additional measurements are typically performed on the day of your treatment.
To request a Pre-Lasik Consultation, please call us at 1-800-444-5241 or please fill out the following form:
Caster Eye Center offers financing plans that can fit into any budget…. anywhere from short-term interest free to 60 months with very affordable payments. We also offer plans for people with less than perfect credit.
Call us today and let one of our experienced counselors walk you through the process.
Please contact us by phone (800-444-5241 or 310-274-1221) or email ([email protected]) to discuss the monthly payment options that meet your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does insurance cover laser vision correction?
A: Most medical insurance policies do not regard Lasik as medically necessary, so they do not cover it.
Q: Is laser vison correction tax deductible?
A: Laser vision correction is a medical expense, which depending upon your tax situation, may be deductible. Please discuss this with your tax preparer.
Q: Will my company’s flexible spending plan cover this procedure?
A: Yes. The flexible spending account plan, also known as a “medical savings account” or a “cafeteria plan”, allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to use for medical expenses. Laser vision correction is one of the qualified procedures within this program. Many of our patients have taken advantage of these programs with significant tax savings. You may want to inquire with your Human Resources Department about eligibility and enrollment periods.
We look forward to helping you to enjoy great new vision!