How expensive is LASIK?
While it isn't cheap, it's less expensive than buying a new pair of glasses every few years, and the annual exams that accompany them.
LASIK vs. Glasses
The prices of eyeglasses vary dramatically from less than $100 to more than $300, according to consumer reports
, depending on the store and whether you buy brand-name frames. For our comparison, let's choose $200, and assume you purchase two pairs a year in case the first breaks.
That comes to $400 a year, or $4,000 over a decade. With annual exams added in for prescription chages, you're looking at at about $4,500.
With LASIK, each eye typically costs about $2,000 (see Healthcare Bluebook), but those benefits will continue for decades to come. So, you are paying more up front, but less in the long run.
LASIK vs. Contacts
Soft Disposable Lenses
- Initial exam with contact lens fitting: $250
- Annual eye exam: $175
- Annual fitting for contacts: $50
- Annual supply of contacts: $250
- Contact solution: $75 per year
The annual cost is $800, and the decade the price is $8,000, double what LASIK costs.
As you can see, not only are you not splurging, but you're genuinely saving a lot of money over the long haul.
There's no real reason not to at least call 888-898-8662 for a free consultation, or read more about LASIK.