Cost of Not Getting LASIK
Is LASIK Expensive?
It’s hard to tell if LASIK is expensive since there are so many mixed messages about the cost of LASIK eye surgery. Some practices offer $299 per eye in their ads, but then come to find out your surgery will be much more. Remember, if it seems to good to be true then it probably is. Did you know the national average cost of LASIK ranges anywhere from $1,500 to $4,500 per eye? This is a very important medical decision about your vision, your most precious sense. You have to not only take into consideration the cost of the actual surgery, but what are you going to SAVE over time. If you do the math, the cost of LASIK, when done well, is a very smart investment that will save you money over time on glasses, contacts and solution.
Compare the Cost of LASIK to Contacts & Glasses Over Time
The average cost of LASIK by an experienced surgeon with proven, leading-edge technology in the Charlotte region is $3,500-$5,000, including post-operative care visits. Daily contact lens wearers could pay anywhere from $500-$700 per year. Add in the cost of contact solution and backup glasses over a 10-year period, and the cost of contacts adds up to over $8,500. That’s up to a $5,000 savings over 10 years.
Not only are glasses and contacts expensive, you might spend a lot of time worrying about taking out contacts, putting in contacts, buying contact solution and cleaning your contacts. In fact, over 10 years, if you spend an average of 10 minutes per day with the fuss of contact lenses, you will have spent a total of 25 days dealing with contact lenses! Compare that to LASIK surgery, which takes as little as 5 minutes per eye.
What would you do with $5,000 and 25 days back in your life? A vacation, hug your spouse, kiss your kids one more time, read a few more pages, enjoy that last inch of coffee before you run out the door?
Imagine: no torn contacts, not running out of contacts and scrambling to get a new supply, contacts breaking and “floating to the back of your head”, broken glasses with tape around the bridge, lost glasses, out of style glasses...we could keep going!