Portland LASIK clinic Tersigni Vision has recently published an article for patients about the costs of EVO ICL surgery, a popular vision correction procedure. The article explains the costs and the potential savings that the procedure could provide to patients. It also answers frequently asked questions about payment options, insurance, and financing the procedure.
At the core of the life-changing EVO ICL procedure is the implantable Collamer lens and many patients are curious about its cost. However, since the procedure itself involves a lot more steps and considerations, it is not easy to give a straightforward answer to the question – “How Much Does EVO ICL Cost?” - based on just the price of the lens. The final sticker price can only be determined after the doctor’s diagnosis of the patient’s condition. Dr. Steven Tersigni, the founder and head of the eponymous clinic, guarantees that regardless of the results of the medical examination, he will always be up-front about the costs involved and offer his patients the options they need to minimize the cost of the procedure.
The blog post from Tersigni Vision says that the cost of an EVO ICL procedure can vary significantly based on the particular lens type utilized, the surgeon’s experience and skill, the location of the procedure, the patient’s present eye prescription, and other medical considerations. Though the lens, which offers UV protection, costs between $1000 to $1,500 per eye, the price of the procedure will increase due to the surgeon’s time, the materials used during the procedure, the facility’s fee, the eye exam, eye drops, enhancements, and follow-up appointments. The doctor recommends that patients should not try to cut costs so that they can get the best medical supervision for their case.
Tersigni Vision provides a range of payment options for patients including no-interest financial plans. The clinic accepts cash, checks, or credit cards. Since EVO ICL is regarded as an elective procedure, insurance does not typically cover it as a health care expense but patients can pay for it using their HSA (Health Savings Account), FSA (Flexible Spending Account), HRA (Health Reimbursement Account), or MSA (Medical Savings Account). Moreover, since the aforementioned source of funds is tax-free, using them allows patients to save money. Up to $3,050 in pre-tax income can be put into an FSA each year to be used for vision correction.
Dr. Steven Tersigni explains how EVO ICL differs from LASIK and its other cost-saving benefits by saying, “While LASIK is a good match for some patients, EVO ICL can be much more customized. The company that makes the EVO ICL offers thousands of different configurations of the phakic intraocular lens (phakic IOLs) to satisfy the vision requirements of each patient. Though the customization comes at a cost, patients who opt for EVO ICL procedures early in their lives can save thousands of dollars on glasses and contacts. For example, considering that annual prescriptions for glasses cost at least $300 a pair and contact lenses are even pricier, Americans with vision problems end up spending upwards of $25,000 over their lifetime.”
Tersigni Vision is the only vision correction clinic in Portland that provides the full range of vision correction options, allowing a customized vision correction strategy to meet patients' individual needs and provide clear vision. The EVO ICL procedure is well suited for patients suffering from nearsightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, presbyopia, or any other refractive problem. The FDA-approved EVO ICL procedure is implanted inside the eye rather than on the surface. The eye’s natural lens is preserved, and no corneal tissue is taken out.
Readers in Portland can contact Tersigni Vision at (971) 362-2020 for inquiries about the EVO ICL procedure and to set up a consultation. Apart from the EVO ICL procedure, the clinic also offers SBK Advanced LASIK and Refractive Lens Exchanges for patients suffering from astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. The clinic has a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 rating on its Google Business Profile from satisfied customers.
For more information about Tersigni Vision, contact the company here:
Dr. Steven Tersigni
15150 Bangy Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97035