The benefits of LASIK eye surgery are well-documented: clearer vision, freedom from prescription eyewear, a boost in self-confidence, and better quality of life. But one benefit that often goes overlooked is that LASIK could help you save thousands of dollars in vision-related costs over the years.
Here, top LASIK surgeon Dr. Kerry Solomon discusses the financial benefits of LASIK surgery.
The Lifetime Cost of Glasses and Contacts
The average pair of eyeglasses costs about $200. But if you regularly wear glasses, you know that the vision-related expenses don’t stop there. Most people tend to buy new frames regularly or rotate in between several pairs, including prescription sunglasses. The cost of disposable contacts ranges from $220 to $260 a year, while contact lenses for astigmatism tend to be even pricier.
The cost of cleaning supplies for contact lenses also needs to be considered. On average, contact lens wearers can spend an additional $150 to $200 a year on contact lens solution. This can bring your total vision-related expenses to approximately $370 to $460 a year. When you do the math, the cost of wearing glasses and/or contact lenses can reach tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
The One-time Cost of LASIK
The cost of LASIK can vary, but the national average is between $2,000 and $2500 per eye. The price of LASIK is based on several factors, including the experience of the surgeon who performs the procedure and the technology used. At Dr. Solomon’s practice, the cost of LASIK also includes your pre-surgery exam and testing, and a year of post-op care. Learn more about what factors influence the cost of LASIK.
When you compare the one-time cost of LASIK to the lifetime cost of prescription eyewear, LASIK is the more cost effective choice in the long run.
Financing LASIK with Dr. Solomon
Dr. Solomon is committed to making LASIK as affordable as possible. He offers financing with CareCredit, so patients can pay for their laser vision correction procedures via low-cost monthly payments. At your LASIK consultation, Dr. Solomon’s team will be happy to discuss your payment options in detail.
The first step towards crisper, clearer vision is scheduling your free LASIK consultation. To contact our Charleston practice, call (843) 881-3937 or email us today.