Cost of LASIK
As you research your options for LASIK laser vision correction, you will likely be taking many factors into consideration. Naturally, the overall cost of the procedure will be on that list. The good news is, LASIK can ultimately save you thousands of dollars over time. For instance, did you know that the average person who wears contact lenses spends up to $6000 in 10 years for the total cost of the lenses themselves along with backup glasses, cleaning solutions, and annual eye exams? A single LASIK procedure can reduce that amount while freeing you from constant dependence on glasses and contacts and the everyday hassles associated with taking care of them. Our experienced LASIK surgeons at The Eye Institute of Utah utilize some of the latest and most advanced LASIK technology and offer a variety of payment options that can help bring the cost of treatment into your budget.
Can I afford to have LASIK?
The question may be better phrased as, “Can you afford not to have LASIK?” Here at The Eye Institute, the cost of LASIK can be less than: a single cup of coffee each day, one monthly cable bill, one shopping trip per month, or one dinner out each week over the course of two years. We believe you will find our LASIK procedures to be very competitively priced, and our practice is committed to making payment for LASIK as convenient as possible. In addition to accepting a wide range of common payment methods, including many major credit cards, The Eye Institute accepts funds from Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). We also offer LASIK financing options through CareCredit®, one of the most reputable healthcare financing companies in the U.S. CareCredit® offers a number of interest-free monthly payment plans for qualified applicants. If you are a good candidate for LASIK and decide to finance the entire procedure, your cost could be approximately $154 per month for two years.
The first step in considering LASIK surgery is to come in for a free consultation and meet with one of our refractive specialists to determine which vision correction procedure is best for you. If you are not a great candidate for LASIK, there are a variety of alternative procedures, including PRK, ICL implant surgery, refractive lens exchange (RLE), or corneal inlay surgery, to consider that may be better for your unique needs. After determining the best procedure for you, a member of our vision care team will then come up with an estimate of the total cost and present it to you before you even decide to have the treatment. We can also talk with you about the many payment options available to you and ways to make LASIK financially convenient for your needs.
The overall price is only one of the many factors you should consider during your research. The experience of the eye surgeon, his or her record of successful results, and the LASIK techniques and technology utilized by the practice are extremely important. The health and safety of your vision should always take priority over other factors. As added value and peace of mind, LASIK procedures at The Eye Institute of Utah include our Life in Focus Warranty and all post-op appointments during the first year after surgery at no additional charge.
If you have questions about the potential costs involved with LASIK surgery or other vision correction procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!