Kristin S. Held, M.D. at Eye Surgeon Direct believes the patient-physician relationship is central to best medical care. Since 2015, she has been completely third-party-free, engaging in no agreements with insurance corporations or Medicare. Her agreements are directly with her patients for her patients. She private contracts directly with you, the patient, and no one else. Medical pricing is fair and transparent. There is no surprise billing from our end. We are focused on you. We will help you maximally utilize any outside agreements or benefits you may have if you so desire.
Prices may vary slightly. Additional procedures and fees are available upon request. We are happy to discuss this directly with you and help you utilize any resources you may have, such as out-of-network benefits, TRICARE, Health Savings Accounts, Health Sharing Ministries, or other direct pay arrangements.
Best of all, we know you and love caring for you directly with no third-party interference, restrictions, delays, or denials. We can see you the day you call us should an urgent condition arise. You have easy access and flexibility that suits your schedule.
We also strive to prescribe the best medications at the best cost and will help you navigate the convoluted system when it comes to actually getting your needed medications in hand without costing you an arm and a leg.
Exams include all testing as well as a refraction and prescription for glasses if needed.
Part of comprehensive eye care involves in-depth evaluation of the retina, macula, and optic nerves. OCT- Ocular Coherence Tomography- is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-sectional pictures of your retina to best map, measure, and treat glaucoma and retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, macular edema, epiretinal membrane, retinal vascular diseases such as retinal vein occlusion, central serous choroidopathy, and others. This testing is included as part of your comprehensive evaluation and care. There is no additional fee.
There is no additional charge for refraction, corneal topography, Schirmers tear testing, or other testing considered “non-covered services” by commercial insurers or Medicare. We consider these essential components of the highest quality comprehensive eye care, not “extras.”
- New Patient Comprehensive Eye Examination - $135
- New Patient Intermediate Exam - $85
- Established Patient Comprehensive Annual Exam - $120
- Established Patient Intermediate Exam - $80
- Established Patient Problem-Focused Exam - $45
- Comprehensive exam and Preop - $150
Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses
New Contact Lens fitting and training is $85 for Soft Contact Lenses of any type and $250 for Gas Permeable Hard Contact Lenses. Yearly follow-up contact lens exams for established patients are $25.
LASIK is $1950 per eye. This is a global fee that includes all fees to the surgeon and laser center, a year post-op care, enhancement, and any other treatment as indicated.
PRK is $1800 per eye and, like LASIK, this is a global fee that includes all fees to the surgeon and laser center, a year post-op care, enhancement, and any other treatment as indicated.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive Lens Exchange is $4500 per eye. This is a global fee that includes surgery center fee, laser fee, ORA fee, cost of lens implant, anesthesiologist fee, surgeon fee, a year postoperative care and refractive laser enhancement if indicated.
YAG Capsulotomy is $250. If both eyes are done on the same day or if the laser is done on the same day as a comprehensive eye exam the cost remains $250, and there is no additional cost for the exam. The YAG laser procedure is performed in the office with no additional facility fees or charges associated.)
Laser Cataract Surgery
Laser Cataract surgery with monofocal lens implant $1000, includes surgeon and laser costs, (optional ASC package includes surgery center fees, anesthesiologist fee, and monofocal lens implant is $2000 for a total fee of $3000).
Laser Cataract Surgery with Astigmatism Correction $1500, includes surgeon and laser costs, (optional ASC package as above $2000 for a total $3500).
Laser Cataract Surgery with advanced technology multifocal lens implant, multifocal toric lens implant, extended depth of focus lens implant, or extended depth of focus toric implant- $1600, includes surgeon fee and laser costs (optional ASC direct pay package $2600 for a total fee of $4200).
Traditional Cataract Surgery
Standard cataract surgery with monofocal lens implant is $800 (Optional ASC direct pay package $1700 for a total fee of $2500).
Medical and Laser Treatment for Glaucoma
These procedures are done in-office with no additional facility fees or charges associated:
- Laser Iridotomy - $300
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty - $350
Formal visual field testing, OCT, Fundus photography, corneal pachymetry, and gonioscopy are all essential components of comprehensive glaucoma care. These procedures are performed in the office as part of your comprehensive care with no additional fees charged.
Corneal topography, Wavescan, and Pentacam imaging are available at no additional charge. This is included in your comprehensive evaluation.
Pterygium and Pterygium Surgery
Excision of Pterygium with Conjunctival Autograft $750, (Optional ASC direct fee $1500).
Additional In-Office Surgery and Procedures
- Thermal 1 Touch - $80
- Superficial Keratectomy - $350
- Chalazion Excision - Single $150, Multiple $200
- Foreign Body Removal - $75
- Excision Lid Lesions - $150
- Excision Pingueculum - $350
- Irrigation Lacrimal Duct - $75
- Puntal Plugs includes plug and insertion - Temporary $10 each, Permanent $50 each
- Thermocauterization of the lacrimal puncta - $175
- Amniotic Membrane - $175
- Bandage Contact Lens - $25