Investing in your vision today could save you money tomorrow

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.

Get the scoop on paying for LASIK to help you make a decision

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

What determines the cost of LASIK?

There’s no single price tag on a LASIK procedure, but there are factors that can impact the cost. Some of these factors include:


  • Location


  • Laser system used


  • Diagnostic tests used


  • Surgeon reputation, experience and skill


  • Private health insurance coverage


Understanding insurance coverage can help you plan your finances for LASIK

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.

With LASIK, you pay one price, one time

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? Accessed Dec. 18, 2018.

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