Texas Eye and Cataract (TEC) announced that it had begun accepting payments for LASIK procedures via the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Texas Eye and Cataract said it began accepting Bitcoin to help patients looking for innovative ways to finance their LASIK procedures.
“We’ve never been afraid to embrace the latest technology and do what is best and most convenient for our patients,” Deepak Sobti, MD, Ophthalmic Surgeon at Texas Eye and Cataract, said in a company news release. “It’s one of the reasons why we offer a wide range of the best in ophthalmic science here in our state-of-the-art Waxahachie facility. Although we know how well LASIK works, the unfortunate truth is that it’s just out of reach for many patients because of the cost. We wanted to help change that, and that’s why we’ve expanded payment options to include Bitcoin for those who have embraced this newest evolution in currency exchange.”