What is the real cost of LASIK?

September 29th, 2017
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Many people go through life daydreaming about what it would be like to wake up with clear vision, to go to sleep without taking contact lenses out, and to go one day without their glasses fogging up. Those same people are the ones to shy away from considering LASIK. Why?

If you’ve thought about getting LASIK and instantly written it off as “too expensive,” it’s time to take another look at LASIK cost. The price of LASIK depends on numerous factors including eye health, prescription, The average cost of LASIK in the United States is $2,199 per eye. While this may seem steep, it may save you time and money in the long run. Here at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers with locations in DallasArlingtonPlano, Mount Pleasant, and Gun Barrel City, we see things differently. While, yes, LASIK does cost more than a SINGLE box of contacts or ONE pair of glasses, it could actually SAVE you money (not to mention all of the hassles) over time!

The Cost of LASIK Surgery

The cost of LASIK surgery varies slightly based on a number of factors, including your unique prescription and customized procedure. Here at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers, we aim to make it affordable with interest-free financing plans, flexible payment options and special savings. Most insurance companies consider laser vision correction procedures an elective procedure so it is typically not covered. There are some circumstances that your insurance plan that may cover a LASIK procedure. These can include injuries or errors from a surgery.

Is LASIK Actually the Frugal Choice?

While we firmly believe you can’t really put a price tag on Great Vision, we also realize that everyone has a budget and staying within in it is important. That being said, we also believe that Blade-Free LASIK at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers IS a financially smart choice once you start looking at what you’re already spending on your temporary vision fixes.

LASIK Can Pay For Itself in Less Than Four Years

While pricing and results may vary, we have a pretty good idea of how quickly you can expect LASIK to pay for itself. Every year, you can expect to pay a pretty penny for your eye care needs. For those who wear contact lenses and glasses, these costs can seriously add up. Here is a little simple math:

  • Eye Exam: $100 – $200
  • Contact Lens Costs: $250 – $700
  • Contact Lens Supplies: $150 – $200
  • Glasses with Designer Frames: $500 – $1000
  • Backup Pair of Glasses: $100 – $200
  • Prescription Sunglasses: $500+
  • Total: $1600+

With that estimated yearly spend of $1600, you can expect your LASIK surgery to pay for itself in less than 3-4 years. This list doesn’t even include the costs of eyeglass replacements should you lose or break your glasses. Not to mention the medical bills if you develop an infection or injury due to contact lenses.

Which Do You Choose?

So, if you go by our above estimations, you can expect to pay $32,000 for vision correction over the next 20 years. With LASIK, you pay WAY LESS than that and in most cases, you get to enjoy clear vision for years to come. When you put it into perspective, Blade-Free LASIK is the obvious choice.

If you would like to see if you are a LASIK candidate, all you have to do is schedule a FREE consultation with Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers. Our top-notch staff and doctors are here to help you every step of the way. LASIK surgery is safe, quick and saves you a ton of money in the long run. What’s not to love?

Schedule your LASIK consultation in Dallas, Arlington or Plano by calling 800-714-2020 or by requesting an appointment online! Our LASIK surgeons can answer your questions on vision correction surgery.

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