The Cost of LASIK vs. a Lifetime of Contacts

We all want a younger, fresher appearance and no one really wants the hassle of caring for contact lenses or glasses. When I ask patients why they have put off LASIK eye surgery, the major reason they give is cost. However, the cost of LASIK may be more affordable than you think! In fact, it will even SAVE you money in the long run!

LaserVue’s LASIK Cost Comparison

Let’s break down the average LASIK cost compared to the cost of contact lenses and care. A typical patient who wears contact lenses spends $500 to $700 per year on the actual contact lenses. Care products, such as contact lens solution can cost you another $150! Of course, patients need a pair of glasses to wear when they are not wearing their contacts. The average price for a pair of prescription glasses is around $300, but can quickly get more expensive if you upgrade to designer frames or other add-ons, such as scratch coating. On average, patients change their glasses about every 2 years. However, their contact lens prescription is only good for one year.

Let’s do that math and see how LASIK eye surgery can save YOU money!

Contacts and care products cost about $650-$850 per year. Over a 5-year period, that’s $3,250 to $4,250. Factor in a couple of pairs of prescription glasses, and the cost is $3,850 to $4,850!

Paying LASIK Eye Surgery Costs is Easy with LaserVue

There are a number of ways to pay for your surgery. Flexible spending accounts are a great way to pay AND receive a tax break. LaserVue also offers several financing options from 0% interest for 12 months to an affordable monthly budget plan that costs about as much as your cell phone bill.