If you have purchased eyewear recently, you know how expensive lenses and frames have become. Fashion frames typically cost hundreds of dollars. Contact lens prices are eye-opening as well, especially for lenses that correct for astigmatism. And during your regular eye exam, you will also pay extra for a contact lens fitting. These hefty yearly costs are one of the many reasons the eye care professionals of Mack Eye Center often suggest patients consider a permanent solution — LASIK vision correction.
Invest in Freedom
Comparing costs is enlightening: On one side of the ledger are the costs of inconvenience, limited freedom and recurring purchases of prescription lenses, frames, contacts and disinfecting equipment. On the other side is a proven, safe and quick once-and-done procedure — a half hour in the office and 40 seconds of an ultra-precise cool laser reshaping the cornea to focus sharp, high-definition light on the retina.
With LASIK, your freedom from frames and lenses begins immediately, and the savings start adding up, too: If your prescription changes frequently, or you simply have a habit of cracking your glasses or losing contacts, this cost savings will be immediate and significant.
LASIK is a wise financial decision not only for the long term, but also in the short term. As laser technology continues to advance, prices have stabilized or even declined. And while medical insurance won’t typically cover the cost of LASIK, many financing options exist, some vision plans offer discounts and the expense is tax-deductible.
The cost of a LASIK procedure is highly dependent on the magnitude of vision correction needed, the technology used and of course the experience and reputation of your surgeon. Prices can range from $1,000 to $4,000 per eye, with an average cost of just above $2,000 for each. At the high end will be the wavefront LASIK technique that uses computer eye mapping to guide the advanced excimer and femtosecond lasers used by your surgeon.
If you would like to learn more about LASIK, schedule an appointment today at Mack Eye Center, conveniently located in Hoffman Estates.