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Astoria Medical, Dental & LASIK Center Offers CareCredit Patient Payment Program

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Allows Patients to Undergo LASIK Surgery Immediately and Pay for Procedure over Time

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ASTORIA, NY (December 14, 2011) - Astoria Medical, Dental & LASIK Center (AMDLC) has announced that it has partnered with CareCredit, a part of GE Capital, to offer affordable financing options to its LASIK (laser vision correction) patients through the CareCredit patient payment program. The program allows patients to get the LASIK services they need immediately and pay for the services in monthly installments rather than one lump-sum payment up front.

CareCredit, the nation's leading patient payment program, is a simple way to consolidate and manage certain out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, because it is a credit card with a revolving line of credit that can be used repeatedly and for any family member. It lets patients undergo the procedure the instant they enter the doctor's office, then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into their budget. This eliminates the need for patients to save up their money for months - or years - before getting vision correction surgery performed. There are no upfront costs or pre-payment penalties. The CareCredit card is used exclusively for healthcare services, especially for those procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including LASIK.

The staff at AMDLC will help patients obtain a CareCredit card. From there, patients at the LASIK surgery center will be able to get their vision corrected using the most advanced technology available. It is equipped with Alcon's WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q and Ziemer's Femto LDV. Both lasers are built for shortened surgery times, advanced performance and superb outcomes.

The state-of-the-art facility - which is conveniently located in Astoria, New York and serves residents from the Greater New York metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island - fills the gap for the residents' health care needs after a number of local hospitals and medical centers, including Peninsula Hospital Center, St. John's Queens Hospital in Elmhurst and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, closed its doors. The center also provides free car service for LASIK patients in the New York region, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island.

"The question should be when you should have LASIK Surgery done, not how are you going to pay for it," said Irfan Iqbal, President/Chief Executive Officer, AMDLC. "That is why we now offer the CareCredit card for our patients. Now, you don't have to save up for years to finally get the vision you've always wanted."

Patients can directly apply for a CareCredit card by clicking on the CareCredit patient payment program link and clicking on the "Apply Now" button. To learn more about CareCredit, call AMDLC at (718) 873-9550 or email: eyecareandlasik@astoriamed.com. For more information about AMDLC, visit www.astoriamed.com.