Are you fed up with the limitation wearing glasses puts on your lifestyle? Maybe you have tried contact lenses and just can’t get on with them? Laser eye surgery is an option for getting rid of your glasses or contact lenses for good.
However, there is a misconception that it is a prohibitively expensive process. Glasses, contact lenses, cases, solutions and regular optician visits all also come and a cost. Most laser eye surgeons will offer finance options to break up the cost of the procedure. This normally means that over a few years you will actually start to save money on what you would have been spending on glasses and contact lenses.
What should you bear in mind when researching laser eye surgery from a cost perspective? Read the rest of the article to find out the three things to consider when weighing up laser eye surgery cost.
Does the price quoted cover surgery for both eyes?
You may find a surgery provider quoting laser eye surgery costs which seem on the low side to what you have seen elsewhere. Upon reading the small print you will find out that the price quoted is for surgery on just one eye.
For some people, this is when they have gone as far as arranging a consultation in preparation for the operation. Clear pricing is one of the things you need to take into consideration when comparing refractive surgery cost.
Are after-care costs included?
No doubt you may require ongoing, albeit occasional after-care post operation. For some clinics, there are additional costs involved beyond the quoted operation costs. As someone considering having surgery done, it is very important to make sure you know where you stand as far as any after-care costs are concerned.
Reputable clinics will include any check-up in the periods after the surgery as part of the laser eye surgery cost. Always be clear what your quote includes before you sign up for your procedure.
For those of you worrying ‘how long will laser eye surgery last‘, you will be pleased to learn that it is a permanent correction treatment in the majority of cases.
Are prices fixed and do they cover all prescriptions?
Operating a one price fits all system for surgery is a little bit complicated. Prior to an individual consultation, the surgeon has no idea of the extent of your vision problems. When assessing pricing you need to know what you are quoted prior to an assessment is the price you will pay for the procedure i.e. is it fixed?
Some clinics will use a lower price to lure you in for an assessment and afterwards, the price is adjusted upwards “because” of your procedure and prescription.
Price is an important determining factor when weighing up your options for laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery cost, however, should only be one factor. You must take into account other more important factors such as the training and experience of the surgeon and the quality of the technology that he or she uses for laser eye surgery.
We hope this article has been helpful in simplifying your decision-making process for laser eye surgery.