Laser Eye Surgery Costs Explained

26 Aug 2016

One of the most common questions our laser eye surgery clinic receives has to do with costs – more specifically, how much it will cost to improve an individual’s vision. It is important to understand how the cost of laser corrective surgery works and focus on what you could be saving yourself for the rest of your life.

Laser eye surgery does come with a significant upfront investment, but in the long run, most patients will find that the saving is significant compared to the expense of traditional, temporary fixes. While you may want to know how much to budget for, you need to realise that there is no set price for laser eye surgery. Instead, it depends on a few factors.

So, How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of your specific surgery will depend on several factors, including:

1. The technology your surgeon is using

There is not just one type of laser eye surgical procedure; in fact, there are a few. Each comes with its own price and could vary from a few hundred to thousands apart from one another.

2. The extensiveness of your vision problems

The technology is not the only factor – it also depends on how extensive your current vision issues are and what must be done to correct or improve it. The more extensive the procedure, the costlier it will be. If your natural vision is relatively fine and you are doing a minor correction, you would not pay as much.

3. The all-inclusive factor

Some clinics do not offer all-inclusive packages. That is why their prices will appear lower. Instead, they have a price for the procedure, but fail to tell you about the other prices, such as your pre-op and post-op care appointments (which can be once a week, once a month and once a year, depending on the procedure). It is best to ask about any additional costs not included in your laser eye surgery price. That way, you can be fully prepared for your specific treatment cost.

4. Geography

Where you receive your corrective surgery matters too, just like it determines the price of your rent, taxes and groceries. You will not see a large fluctuation in pricing, but you may see some deviations from one region to another.

Focus on the Savings – Not the Costs

When you look at the potential savings of laser eye surgery, you may find that they add up quickly compared to the upfront cost. Think about how much you will save on prescription eyeglasses or replacing your contacts every month. When you calculate the amount you may have to spend for the rest of your life, the laser corrective procedure will cost much less in comparison.

Assess the cost of your procedure and see how much you could save by meeting with a surgeon from Optilase today. We offer financing and treatment options to accommodate almost any budget. To learn more, fill out an online enquiry form or schedule a consultation by calling us on 0489 043 8397 in Ireland and 0800 511 8005 in the UK.

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