Generally speaking, laser vision correction can treat a very broad range of eye conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In most cases, patients with the most severe degrees of eye conditions can be treated, though results vary.
Laser vision correction isn't for everyone. People with corneal or retinal diseases, pregnant women and people under 18 are not good candidates. To find out if laser vision correction is right for you, schedule a free consultation with a participating Optic Blue provider.
The Optic Blue price is a global fee and includes all of the following:
There are no "add on" fees or extra surcharges.
While laser vision correction has proven successful in reducing the need for glasses and contact lenses, the results do vary among individuals. How much and how quickly your vision improves after corrective laser surgery depends on several factors such as your current vision prescription. Your eye doctor can tell you what results to expect based on your current vision.
As a general rule, most patients achieve 20/40 vision or better. At this level, a person should be able to pass a driver's license vision test without corrective lenses.
When you go in for your consultation, your doctor will tell you what results you can reasonably expect to get from the surgery. Note that some patients may require additional surgery for over/under correction to reach their goal. And remember that all future corrections are covered under the global fee. In the unlikely event you fail to meet the expectations that both you and you doctor agreed to, your doctor will refund the full price of your procedure.
If you receive health insurance coverage through your employer, please contact your group benefits administrator and tell them about your interest in BCBSNC and the Optic Blue program. If you buy insurance directly, call 1-800-324-4973 for more information about BCBSNC consumer products that include this exciting new program.
No. Certain government and special accounts tied to specific contract terms are not eligible at this time. If you are a current BCBSNC member, log in or call the customer service number of the back of your BCBSNC ID card to learn if you are eligible.