Considering a LASIK Procedure?

How Much Does LASIK Cost?

Since the early 2000s, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) has been a leading vision correction surgery. Typically performed by ophthalmologists, the surgery is ideal for people with moderate degrees of refractive error but who have healthy eyes otherwise.

LASIK procedures are typically not covered by insurance, and calculating the cost of the surgery can be complex. Here are some fast facts to help you as you work with you consider investing in a LASIK procedure.

Average Costs of a LASIK Procedure

According to a 2021 Clinical Ophthalmology report, the average price for a LASIK procedure in the United States was roughly $2,600 per eye. That said, there is no set cost for the procedure, as the pricing depends on a variety of variables unique to you and your eye health.

There are several factors that contribute to the broad price range of LASIK procedure cost options, but no matter what factors lead to that bottom line, be wary of extremely low costs. The promise of low-cost LASIK procedures may come with a less-experienced surgeon, subpar technology, or additional fees. That old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” is very true when it comes to LASIK procedures.

Contributors to LASIK Procedure Costs

The first contributor to the cost of a LASIK procedure is location. In some areas, elective procedures – like LASIK eye surgery – will cost more because the cost of living is higher. However, other areas that lack a high demand for LASIK procedures may have lower prices.

Understandably, your surgeon’s experience will also likely factor into the cost – if a doctor is in high demand because of their reputation for performing quality LASIK procedures then they’re likely in high demand, and their cost will reflect that.

Your surgeon’s overhead can also influence pricing. If the surgeon owns the equipment to perform the LASIK procedure outright, then the cost of that procedure will be lower to reflect that. Conversely, doctors who lease their equipment will likely fold that leasing cost into the price the patients pay.

There is one factor that should not impact the cost of your LASIK procedure: how bad your vision is. There’s a safe treatment range from minor to major corrections of near- and farsightedness and astigmatism, and that entire range should be covered in the price of your LASIK procedure.

Preparing for Your Consultation

Your free LASIK procedure consultation with Panorama LASIK is the perfect time to bring up any questions or concerns about pricing, as well as gain an understanding of the financing options available to you for this procedure. Panorama LASIK pairs with Care Credit and Alphion to provide financing options to fit your budget so you can invest in your vision through a LASIK procedure.

Contact Panorama LASIK Today!

The benefits of a LASIK procedure certainly add up: you’ll no longer need to pay for prescription glasses or contact lenses and – perhaps most importantly – you’ll have the gift of clearer vision without needing to maintain glasses or pop-in contact lenses every day. If you think a LASIK procedure is right for you, start the conversation with your ophthalmologist at your next check-up, or contact us today for more information.

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