So, you think you might like to have LASIK surgery
? There are many things to take into consideration when deciding if LASIK is right for you? Is your prescription stable? Are you an ideal candidate? Who is the best surgeon? And high on the list is considering whether or not the cost of LASIK is the right investment for you?
In the United States, the national average cost of LASIK eye surgery ranges
anywhere from $1,500 to $4,5001
per eye. It’s important that you find out what your actual
LASIK will be at the LASIK practice you are researching. Once you know your cost of LASIK from a practice, you need to look at your return on investment (ROI) quantitatively but also in the quality of your lifestyle.
How do I determine the cost of LASIK?
When you begin evaluating LASIK eye surgery cost, it is important to make sure you find a practice that understands your unique situation, both your vision and your finances, and a surgeon that you trust with your eyes. Patients should research different practices and have a comprehensive LASIK consultation with at least two LASIK surgeons before selecting the right fit. Determining the cost of LASIK can be challenging as it varies based on the practice, their technology and expertise. Some practices will require you to come in for the consultation in order to calculate your cost of LASIK as it is based on your prescriptions, if you have astigmatism, and sometimes what type of technology is used. Other practices have a flat pricing structure so you can get a straightforward answer over the phone.
Here are some tips when talking with various practices about your cost of LASIK:
- Be sure to compare prices to make sure it is an apples-to-apples comparison.
- Look at technology, surgeon experience, postoperative appointments, and patient care.
- Look carefully and ask questions to avoid any hidden fees or “starting at” prices.
- Lastly, it is important to consider the lifetime value of LASIK versus the one-time LASIK cost.
LASIK Cost Comparison
In the chart below, we help you compare the costs of LASIK at Providence Eye over a lifetime versus contact lenses or glasses. We think you’ll quickly see the return on investment (ROI) in LASIK eye surgery.
At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we believe in being straight-forward about pricing. We won’t surprise you with additional costs or hidden fees. We understand the cost of LASIK eye surgery is a major consideration. So, instead, we meet with our patients to discuss our flat-rate prices up front.