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Is Lasik covered?

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Q. I am the spouse of an active-duty member, and I had Lasik surgery on my eyes to improve my vision. Will Tricare pay for any of the surgery — the operating room, meds, anything at all?  If not, is there a chance of appealing?  It seems to me, it would save them money over the long term, as I no longer need glasses or contacts.

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I checked with Health Affairs and was told officially that, as of this writing, Lasik is still a noncovered service under Tricare. When a medical service is not covered by Tricare, none of its associated costs can be covered either.