It’s a common question we hear everyday from patients interested in LASIK. What is the cost of LASIK eye surgery? The answer might surprise you. These days, quality LASIK is affordable for a broad range of budgets.
LASIK Cost vs. Glasses (and/or Contact Lenses)
The cost of new glasses includes frames, lenses and an eye exam, which can add up to hundreds of dollars yearly and thousands over a lifetime. Vision insurance will cover some of that, but, most times, there are still out-of-pocket costs. That cycle repeats if your prescription, styles and fashion changes. Lost, broken or scratched glasses? Need a pair of prescription sunglasses? With most insurance plans, you’ll be paying for those on your own.
Depending on your prescription and type of lenses, contact lens wearers can pay roughly anywhere from $250 to $700 annually. In addition, be sure to factor in the cost of the solutions needed for contact lens. Over time, that adds up, too. And, for people who prefer to have both contacts and glasses, the costs are even greater as many insurance programs will not cover both. Based on how long you have been wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK might cost less than what you have already paid to improve your eyesight.
If you are researching the cost of LASIK eye surgery, consider these suggestions
Consider using a flexible spending account or health savings account to pay for LASIK surgery.
Use an annual bonus or tax refund for LASIK costs.
When comparing laser eye surgery costs, ask questions about included services and qualifications of the provider.
Ask a LASIK Coordinator about financing options available.
For More Information
At Laser Eye Surgery of Erie, our knowledgeable staff would be happy to help you take a realistic, no-pressure look at LASIK costs. Our prices are affordable, and we can also tailor a payment option to meet your budget. Contact us today set up a free evaluation 814-455-7591.