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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE — FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Medicare and health insurance organizations do not pay for the Refractive Lens Exchange procedure. Neither do most insurance companies. Drs. Fine, Hoffman and Sims charge a single combined fee for their services.

Charges for the preoperative exam and computerized corneal topography are not included in the surgical fee. As a courtesy we will bill your insurance. Any charges remaining after billing the insurance for vision benefits will be the patient’s responsibility.

Surgical fee includes the surgery and post-operative care for up to one year. Post-operative services include a 1-day check and assessments at 1-2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. The fee does not cover the cost of glasses or contact lenses, the cost of punctal plugs, or the cost of certain medications. You will be responsible for paying the fee before services are provided.

Financing is available to most patients; please ask for details. Should you require financing, please remember that authorization of financing must be received in the office one day prior to your surgery.

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Commonly Asked Questions
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Most patients notice an immediate improvement in vision. For most people, near, far and intermediate vision continues to improve over the next few weeks. Vision contines to improve as you adjust to seeing through the multifocal lens.

Will refractive surgery hurt?
The procedure takes about fifteen minutes and is usually painless.

Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses.

Will my insurance cover RLE?
Most health care coverage considers RLE surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it.