Patients suffering from visual impairment are increasingly getting laser eye treatment. Having such treatment means that wearing glasses and contact lenses is no longer necessary. If such treatment is performed for the sole purpose of correcting a visual impairment, it is deemed to be a private service and must be paid for in full by the patient. We do not cover any of the costs of such treatment.
For certain eye conditions – e.g. corneal scarring – we may be able to cover the costs. In this case, your ophthalmologist can charge us directly for the costs of the laser treatment via your healthcare card. Please talk to your personal consultant.