Cost Benefits of LASIK Surgery
The benefits of LASIK are well-documented: clearer vision, freedom from glasses and contacts and a better quality of life are just few wonderful benefits of the laser vision correction procedure. But did you know that there are also financial benefits of having LASIK? In fact, having LASIK can save you thousands of dollars in vision-related costs over your lifetime.
In this blog post, the King LASIK team explores the cost of LASIK compared to the cost of not having LASIK. We also explain why having LASIK is financially advantageous.
How Much Does LASIK Cost?
LASIK is a highly individualized procedure, and so is the cost. Ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per eye, the one-time cost of LASIK varies based on the technology your surgeon uses, how much correction is performed and the difficulty of your procedure. Few LASIK patients need additional treatment or touch-ups after their procedure. The only way to find out for sure how much your LASIK procedure will cost is by scheduling a consultation.
How Much Do Glasses and Contacts Cost?
A box of six lenses typically costs between $50 and $70, and most people need between four and five boxes per year. That adds up to $200 to $350 per year spent on contact lenses. Special contact lenses for astigmatism can cost even more.
Eyeglass frames and lenses are typically a little cheaper than contacts. The average pair of corrective eyeglasses costs about $196. However, some people buy new frames regularly or rotate through a couple different styles to suit their taste.
On top of these costs, it’s important to factor in the cost of special cleaning supplies, contact solution and prescription sunglasses. The lifetime cost of wearing and caring for glasses or contact lenses can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime.
The Bottom Line
When compared to the costs of wearing contacts or glasses for the rest of your life, LASIK is well worth it. Despite the larger upfront cost, LASIK eventually pays for itself — it actually saves you money in the end.
To help you absorb the upfront costs of LASIK into your budget, King LASIK has several payment and financing options. For example, we accept CareCredit, a third-party financing organization. We have also worked out customized pricing for corporations. Or, you can pay for LASIK using your employer-sponsored flex spending account.
Contact King LASIK Today
For more information about LASIK and the related costs, please contact us to schedule a consultation or call (877) 551-2020 and speak with a member of our team.