Did you know that LASIK may also lead to long-term savings? Having your vision corrected with LASIK may eliminate your need to pay and care for eyeglasses and contact lenses altogether, giving you the convenience of improved vision with less upkeep.
In 2018, the average price for LASIK was approximately $2,000 per eye, although the cost can vary depending on the doctor, the equipment and the number of tests performed to verify that you are a good candidate.1
There’s no single price tag on a LASIK procedure, but there are factors that can impact the cost. Some of these factors include:
LASIK is typically considered an elective surgery, meaning it usually isn’t covered by private insurance or Medicare. You should check with your insurance carrier or employer, though, to be sure. Some doctors may offer payment plans.
One important factor when considering LASIK is the potential savings. When it comes to glasses and contacts, you will always need to refill or replace your prescriptions. In fact, the average retail cost of a pair of eyeglasses is $268 and the average adult who wears eyeglasses will go through one pair a year. Additionally, people who wear contacts may end up spending between $220 and $260 a year on their lenses alone.2
If you do the math, you may find that LASIK could end up saving you money over time in comparison to the yearly costs of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
1. Market Scope. Refractive Quarterly Update, Q3 – 2018. November 2018.
2. Heiting, G. How Much Do Contacts Cost? www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/faq/contact-cost.htm. Accessed Dec. 18, 2018.
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