“How much does laser eye surgery cost? Compare the money spent by a 24 year old who wears glasses and/or contact lenses over 30 years – laser eye surgery is more cost-effective.”
At Vision Eye Institute, we understand that for many people, the cost of a laser vision correction procedure is a factor in deciding whether or not to proceed with surgery. So, it’s natural that you will want some indication of price. However, it’s important to also realise that a number of factors will need to be taken into account including which procedure is right for you.
Once you have had a comprehensive assessment in one of our practices, we will be able to match your vision correction objectives with the best option for achieving those results.
As a rough guide, laser eye surgery cost can be between $2600 – $3400 per eye.
If you are comparing laser eye surgery cost, make sure you ask for a detailed estimate that outlines all payments you will need to make to the clinic, including surgeon and clinic fees, medicines, follow up appointments etc. What seems at first like a ‘bargain price’ (including a ‘free’ initial consultation) may end up costing more than you had anticipated, so it’s wise to know the total before committing to a vision correction procedure.
If you are considering cost as an important factor, make sure you do your homework: find out about the experience of the surgeon, the technology the clinic uses and what provisions are included to assist you if you are not happy with your visual outcome.
At Vision Eye Institute, our surgeons take great pride in ensuring every patient receives the best possible care; something they take very seriously. Of course, they realise that is important to you. However, they also want to ensure that you receive the very best possible visual outcome.
Many of our patients find that, when they do the sums, they decide the cost of a laser vision correction procedure is ultimately is less expensive than the cost of a lifetime of glasses or contact lenses.
Say, for example, you are in your 20s and you wear daily contact lenses. If you average out the cost of lenses to $40 a month, in just 10 years you will have spent $4,800. You’ll probably also need two pairs of prescription glasses during that time. At an average of $400 per pair of glasses, that brings a 10-year total of $5,600. Then, there’s the next 10 years to consider.
Or, if you only wear glasses, you would normally replace them every 2 years (sometimes more with fashion changing so rapidly these days). Assuming you choose glasses frames and lenses on the lower end of the pricing scale, you’ll still spend at least $6,000 on glasses over 30 years.
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The two main forms of laser vision correction procedures are LASIK and ASLA. Laser eye surgery cost takes into account the technology that is involved. LASIK, the most common form of laser eye surgery, uses two different lasers – the femtosecond laser to create a flap, and the excimer laser to reshape the cornea. ASLA uses only the excimer laser.
Therefore, the laser eye surgery cost differs in some clinics because of the technology that is used. This is why a firm cost cannot be quoted before you have had your initial assessment, which will determine which procedure is right for you.
At Vision Eye Institute, we can provide you with a full cost assessment once we have performed tests and have ascertained which procedure is right for you. If you’re comparing clinics, make sure you get an accurate indication of all charges that you will incur before, during and after your laser eye surgery procedure. And, if you do your homework, you are likely to find that laser eye surgery can be less expensive than wearing contact lenses or glasses over the long term.