As a Service Benefit Plan member, your choice of vision correction options includes the most dramatic recent advances in eye care. Service Benefit Plan members receive a 15 percent savings off the retail price or 5% off the promotional price of LASIK and PRK procedures performed at all U.S. Laser Network centers. Please call 1-877-5LASER6 for more information and the location of the provider near you.
EyeMed Vision Care and LCA-Vision have teamed up to provide Service Benefit Plan members with a laser vision benefit that reduces the retail price of the popular LASIK and PRK procedures. These popular procedures are making dramatic improvements in the sight and lives of members throughout the U.S. We are offering this benefit through the U.S. Laser Network, LCA Vision's quality network of laser vision providers.
Laser vision correction is one of the most dramatic recent advances in eye care. People who have been dependent all their lives on glasses or contacts can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, their need for prescription lenses.
What are LASIK and PRK?
Since the early 1980s, ophthalmologists have been developing and improving upon the idea of using a laser to reshape the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK and PRK procedures both use an "excimer" laser, which represents the most advanced technology in laser vision correction.
The first procedure performed with the excimer laser was Photo-Refractive Keratectomy or PRK. PRK removes tissue on the surface of the cornea. Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK, is the most recent application of excimer laser technology. LASIK creates a flap that is opened to expose inner corneal tissue for reshaping.
You are a good candidate for laser vision correction with LASIK or PRK if:
Through a detailed screening process, a U.S. Laser Network provider can determine if your eyes, overall health, and lifestyle are suited to laser vision correction.
The EyeMed Advantage
Laser vision correction can make a dramatic improvement in a patient's sight and in his or her life. Since EyeMed is committed to providing ongoing quality vision care, we are happy to make this technology more accessible to you.
EyeMed is working with LCA-Vision to provide this laser vision benefit through the U.S. Laser Network, giving you easy access to their quality network of laser vision providers. U.S. Laser Network doctors are NCQA-credentialed laser vision correction experts who have performed thousands of successful procedures. This network has over 300 surgical facilities, including 40 LasikPlus Vision Centers.
With this benefit, EyeMed brings this dramatic technology to you at a great value.
* At Lasik Plus Centers, if you choose to use your EyeMed provider for pre- and post-operative care instead of the Lasik Plus optometrist, there may be additional fees related to this care. Please discuss these fees with your EyeMed provider in advance of your treatment.
Using the Laser Vision Correction Benefit
Finding the laser vision correction expert most convenient for you is easy. Simply call the U.S. Laser Network at 1-877-5LASER6 (1-877-552-7376) for further information and the location of the network provider nearest you.
All Service Benefit Plan members are eligible for this benefit.
1. Call 1-877-5LASER6 to find the U.S. Laser Network provider nearest you.
2. Call the provider directly and identify yourself as a Service Benefit Plan member. Your questions about the procedure, price, etc. can be answered at this time. Schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction.
3. If you and the doctor decide that laser correction is for you, schedule a treatment date.
4. To activate your discount, call the U.S. Laser Network again at 1-877-5LASER6 with your scheduled treatment date, and to remit an initial refundable deposit. Your deposit amount is applied to the total cost of the procedure. A representative will issue you an authorization number confirming your EyeMed discount. This number will be sent to your U.S. Laser Network provider prior to your treatment.
5. On the day of your treatment, pay or arrange to pay the balance of the fee. Payment arrangements, if available, can be discussed during your initial consultation. After your treatment, follow all post- operative instructions carefully and schedule any required follow-up visits to ensure the best results from your laser vision correction.
About LCA-Vision and the U.S. Laser Network
LCA-Vision has been a pioneer in the surgical use of laser correction technology since the mid-1980s. The U.S Laser Network is the LCA-Vision network of laser vision correction experts available to all Service Benefit Plan members.
Geographically, this network has broad national coverage, making it easy to find a provider near you. Currently, our laser correction locations are within easy access of about 90 percent of the U.S. population. This translates to one provider within 100 miles of U.S. residences. The panel has over 300 laser vision correction facilities throughout the U.S., including 40 LasikPlus Vision Centers.
How do the LASIK and PRK procedures work?
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The U.S. Laser Network doctor or your EyeMed eye care provider will perform a detailed screening process to determine if your eyes, overall health, and lifestyle are suited to laser vision correction.
U.S. Laser Network doctors will inform you of potential risks associated with laser vision correction before you undergo the procedure. Potential minor complications after the procedure include the following:
LASIK and PRK have been studied extensively for years in clinical trials. The lasers are currently both FDA-approved, meaning that they have been determined safe and effective according to the FDA's strict set of standards.
U.S. Laser Network doctors are NCQA-credentialed laser vision correction experts who have performed thousands of successful procedures. They use a state-of-the art excimer laser system that is computer-controlled. This technology gives them superior precision and gives you ultimate safety.
The dramatic improvements in vision from LASIK and PRK are designed to be permanent. Patients who underwent laser vision correction in the early clinical trials over 10 years ago have experienced excellent vision stability.
In the very few instances where the expected improvement in vision is not achieved with the initial procedure, U.S. Laser Network providers will perform any additional enhancement procedure to improve the outcome at very little or no extra cost. The terms of any enhancement procedures will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
Over 300 laser vision correction
facilities are conveniently located throughout the U.S. Call the U.S.
Laser Network at 1-877-5LASER6 for further information and the location
of the network provider nearest you.
If you still have questions about LASIK and PRK procedures at this point, we recommend scheduling a consultation. More specific questions about the technology, the procedures, and whether or not laser vision correction is right for you are most thoroughly answered by a U.S. Laser Network provider.
While most people who undergo laser vision correction achieve 20/40 vision or better, there may still be a need for reading glasses or other corrective eyewear. However, the prescription will not be nearly as strong as that required before laser treatment and may only be needed for certain activities. Even in cases in which corrective eyewear is still required, most people have found that they now enjoy a dramatic lifestyle change due to the vision improvement they experience.
It is always important to protect your eyes from the effects of the sun. While everyone should wear adequate sun protection, a good pair of sunglasses is particularly important if you have undergone laser vision correction. This is especially true right after the procedure when you may experience increased sensitivity to light.
Absolutely. Use your EyeMed eyewear benefits after laser vision correction for eyeglasses, contacts, or sunglasses according to your particular plan type.