The cost of LASIK has increased over the last few years thanks to inflation. The average cost of LASIK for both eyes totaled about $4,100 in 2016. However, the actual out of pocket costs depend on a multitude of factors including the experience level of your LASIK surgeon, and the technology used for your LASIK surgery. Keep reading to learn more about what you’ll really pay for LASIK!
Is There A Set LASIK Price?
While many LASIK surgeons in the United States do not have an increased price for bladeless LASIK, some have increased their costs due to the specific technology used. A LASIK surgeon may have one price for conventional LASIK, in which they will manually create a flap on the surface of the cornea, which is the first step in any LASIK procedure. They may charge more for bladeless or custom LASIK, which is considered a premium choice as it uses advanced wavefront technology to provide patients with the most precise vision correction possible.
Other LASIK surgeons and laser vision correction centers may offer varied prices which are based on refractive error, which is the medical term for vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
What About Those Great Prices Advertised?
Like most major purchases, the urge to compare price points with LASIK may be difficult to resist, but consider a few important points before deciding on the LASIK surgeon who is advertising LASIK for less than $1,000 per eye.
Although LASIK is by no means a cheap procedure, there are good reasons why it’s considered expensive. The first thing to consider is that the price of LASIK depends on what kind of correction you need. If you see LASIK advertised for less than $1,000 per eye, it’s only meant for people who need the smallest amount of visual correction. If you happen to need a higher amount of vision correction that’s beyond being slightly nearsighted, your cost for LASIK per eye will increase, significantly.
It’s also important to understand that the advertised price in these advertisements does not include all fees! When you work with an experienced LASIK practice like Loden Vision Centers, your total cost includes follow-up visits, rather than getting surprised by extra fees after the procedure. Watch out, and make sure your consultation is free before you have your eyes examined by a LASIK surgeon. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
When considering who will perform your LASIK procedure, it’s key to know if the practice has the best technology available. If LASIK is priced at less than $1,000 per eye, they may be using outdated technology that comes with more risks and potential complications. Though you may pay more, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your LASIK surgeon is highly qualified and worth your trust. Loden Vision Centers uses only the most advanced technology available for your vision correction needs.
Paying For LASIK
At Loden Vision Centers, we aim to make LASIK affordable for all candidates. We offer convenient payment options like a Flexible Savings Account (FSA), Alphaeon Credit, and the CareCredit© card, allowing you to pay off your procedure with low monthly payments that fit your budget!
Ready to schedule your free LASIK consultation with the vision experts at Loden Vision Centers? Contact us today!