LasikPlus bait and switch?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by RichCo, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. RichCo

    RichCo Guest

    I have a moderate astigmatism in one eye that I've been thinking about
    getting fixed w/ lasik.

    Last week I saw an ad through my medical group plan for getting lasik
    at a reduced price. It was from "LasikPlus". They advertised lasik for
    $700 per eye.

    I went in for an assessment. They told me it would be $1400 instead of
    $700 becasue the astigmatism I wanted corrected was over "1" (it's

    Am I correct in interpreting this as a bait and switch, or is it
    really common for them to double the price in a situation like this?

    RichCo, Dec 12, 2007
  2. RichCo

    Guest Guest

    Lasik is a terrific surgery, but price shopping for it is not the way
    to go.
    Guest, Dec 13, 2007
  3. RichCo

    a.ziffel8 Guest

    If you have astigmatism that's correctable with glasses,you better not
    risk it. Astigmatism after lasik is generally irregular,which glasses
    won't correct. There's a hundred other reasons to avoid this surgery
    like the plague.
    They can creat worse problems than you have and when they do,they have
    no way to repair the damage many times.
    You would likely have dry eyes like you've never known because of your
    corneal nerves being cut. Your corneas will definately be
    weakened,many have ectasia. You don't want these problems!
    Research it yourself and never trust somebody whos looking to sell you
    something,they have one thing in mind.
    Look into it and then,don't do it.
    Best of luck.
    a.ziffel8, Dec 13, 2007
  4. RichCo

    katiebrisson Guest

    Not really bait and switch, but it is common practice for the low
    price advertisers. They may also charge extra for things like laser
    flap and custom ablation. The higher priced places generally have one
    price that includes most powers and the upgraded procedures.

    In any case, using price as a criterion is not a good idea when
    shopping for a surgeon. Ask your primary care doctor or eye doctor to
    recommend a surgeon, ask for references, ask for stats.

    katiebrisson, Dec 13, 2007
  5. RichCo

    Guest Guest

    The above poster is one of the handful of lunatics who whine about
    everything that has to do with life itself. Everything he posts is an
    outright lie. he's a well known internet jerk.
    Guest, Dec 14, 2007
  6. I believe that if you consult an attorney you will be told that so
    long as the advertised price is actually available, it is not truly
    bait-and-switch. The restrictions may be severe, but there may
    actually be a few patients who fall within the narrow qualifications
    for the low, low price.

    Glenn Hagele
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    Glenn Hagele -, Dec 14, 2007
  7. RichCo

    p.clarkii Guest

    a typical LasikPlus marketing approach.

    don't do business with these chain Lasik companies. go to an
    experienced reputable independent ophthalmologist and pay the price
    for the current state-of-the-art methodology. no bait and switch--
    just the best Lasik methods and care available.
    p.clarkii, Dec 15, 2007
  8. RichCo

    Guest Guest

    This would be the "clearest" way to a great outcome.
    Guest, Dec 15, 2007
  9. RichCo

    a.ziffel8 Guest

    And some luck.
    a.ziffel8, Dec 15, 2007
  10. Yes it's true a little of both, my own experience is like anything
    else go to a specialist and get the prices of each thing they have to
    do and WARRANTY!!!
    Good Luck and remember you only have your eyes.......
    tdhclueless50, Dec 16, 2007
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