LASIK Surgery Cost
The cost for LASIK surgery can sometimes be an obstacle, but the cost of the procedure can be a great investment in your vision, comfort and quality of life, especially when compared to a lifetime of corrective lenses.
Why Choose Elmquist?
Elmquist Eye Group has served Southwest Florida for 25 years. Dr. Trevor Elmquist and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner; partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, provide a comprehensive range of eye care services, from routine eye exams for glasses to laser-assisted cataract surgery to all-laser LASIK surgery.
Our refractive surgeons, Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown, are both board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Our entire team has the expertise to care for everyone in your family, from children to seniors.
What You’ll Spend on Corrective Lenses
Did you know that your contact lenses, contact lens fittings, contact lens solutions and eyeglasses will cost a total of $2,000 to $6,000 over the next 10 years? Contacts will cost from $250 to $300 every single year. It’s more difficult to calculate the long-term cost of prescription eyeglasses due to the wide range in prices, but the average is about $150 to $500 per pair.
Add it all up, and you will find that the total could be more than the average cost of LASIK eye surgery across the nation, which is estimated to be $4,500 for both eyes.
At Elmquist Eye Group, we make LASIK eye surgery as affordable as possible with financing options that allow patients to spread the cost over time to fit their budgets. We can discuss the options with you at the time of your consultation.
Other ways to afford LASIK surgery include:
- Savings Accounts – Paying the cost from your savings account will help you avoid accumulating extra debt that you will have to pay off later.
- Health Savings Accounts (HSA) – Many people use their HSAs to pay for vision correction.
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Depending on your tax bracket, an FSA can also be a great source for funding your LASIK surgery with pre-tax dollars.
- Tax Refunds – Tax refunds are another popular method of funding laser vision correction surgery.
Is LASIK Effective?
Continuous improvements in laser technology and surgical techniques have made LASIK surgery safer and more effective year after year, and millions of people around the world have enjoyed the dramatic improvement in vision the procedure can offer. These include soldiers, astronauts, pilots, firemen, and others whose jobs depend on good vision.
If you are at least 18 years old, have stable vision, have had no previous eye surgery, and do not have an eye disease (such as glaucoma or cataracts), you may be a good candidate for LASIK surgery. If your corneas are too thin for the procedure, you may be a better candidate for a variation of LASIK, called PRK.
If you are interested in LASIK surgery and its cost, schedule an appointment with the best refractive surgeons in Cape Coral and Fort Myers at Elmquist Eye Group. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to find out everything you would like to know about the procedure.