What it costs to have LASIK surgery

You’ve made the big decision to have LASIK surgery, but there’s still one big question to address.  How much is all of this going to cost me?

 

At first, you might think the answer is easy.  But that may not necessarily be the case.  Because it is considered an elective surgery, the cost of LASIK can vary widely from provider to provider, from region to region, and depend on what kind of LASIK surgery you want to have.

 

The good news is that prices have remained pretty flat since 2010, and based on surveys of the industry, here are some general pricing guidelines you can expect.

 

In 2014, the average cost for laser correction surgery was about $2,100 per eye.  This included all types of laser surgery.  For non-wavefront LASIK surgeries, the price was about $300 less per eye.  Keep in mind; these are averages only, and pricing will vary, depending on a variety of circumstances.

 

But what about surgical centers that offer specials of “$499 per eye” or something similar?  There are a couple of things to consider.  First, there’s a good chance that only certain types of procedures may be included in that price where lower vision correction problems are addressed.  Second, the price may not cover all fees.  In other words, expect add-on charges once you get in the door.  Third, you may be looking at surgery using older and less precise technologies, and therefore, run the risk of possible complications.

 

Finally, do you really want a cut-rate price on a procedure involving something so sensitive and important as your eyes?  The old adage of “you get what you pay for” is definitely something to consider in a case like this.

 

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