Cost of Lasik Eye Surgery

in Lasik

During the eighties, lasik eye surgery cost was phenomenally high but with technological advances and a lot of more awreness leading to more and more patient opting for it today, anyone can take advantage of lasik procedures. Generally a lasik eye surgery may cost roughly between $1000 and $3000.

However there are certain points to keep in mind when opting for a lasik operation:

• People with minimum vision correction will have a low cost operation. So be very specific about the prescription and individual procedures and needs.
• Follow up costs should be included in the estimate and please check the centre about their policy if any complication arises after the surgery. The centre or clinic might have a literature explaining their policy.
• Generally enhancements during the first year are included in the quoted price. Most competent surgeons make this very clear.
• Ask the surgeon any queries you might have and clear all the doubts.

Many lasik centers offer customers an easy payment or installment payment options. Be sure to choose a convenient option. A competent care centre helps in developing a reasonably easy payment plan.

Factors which influence the lasik eye surgery cost will depend on prescription and this may vary from clinic to clinic. Prices also vary depending on the technology used. Typically most procedures cost between $600 and $1000 per eye or more. Be sure to check the hidden costs since many clinics advertise surgeries as low as $500. Please do take a detailed pricing before agreeing to opt for clinic. Studies suggest most procedures average between $1,000 and $2000

The above indicative prices are for the Refractive surgeries and they vary according to the technology and procedures.

Enumerated below are some enhanced Lasik procedures:

• Intralase procedure - In this procedure the equipment used is quite expensive and hence the fee are generally higher by $250 to $500 per eye than the traditional procedure. Also the surgeon has to be highly skilled to use such advanced equipment.

• Wavefront Technology - This procedure costs about $100 to $500 for each eye. Since it uses precise equipment the precision level of the surgery is of a very high level and the chance of follow-up and complications are minimal following the surgery.

To sum it up, keep in mind fees will vary widely depending on the provider's skill, ability and the technology used. Your prescription and the severity of visual disturbance will also impact the lasik eye surgery cost. Don't fall prey to cheap fly-by-night clinics that offer bargain basement pricing, and do not compromise with health and finances.

Author Box
Mark X. Simpson has 1 articles online

Being able to see is one of the most fantastic gifts that you can give yourself. If you are considering lasik eye surgery, however, you need to make sure you have all the facts. Visit to get all the information that you need about Dallas Lasik before you let someone cut your eyes.

Add New Comment

Cost of Lasik Eye Surgery

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2010/03/30