Factors that Affect the Cost of LASIK Surgery
LASIK surgery has become one of the most popular procedures to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. It is a safe and effective way to reduce one’s need for contacts or glasses. While many interested patients look for bargains, we advise against such practices. The cost of LASIK surgery will depend on a variety of different factors unique to your case, and choosing an experienced doctor is a vital investment. At Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, the cost of LASIK surgery will be based on your individual health needs. At our West Nyack and Garnerville, NY, offices, we can provide a personalized estimate and help you improve your vision and quality of life.
Factors Affecting the Cost of LASIK
Because everyone’s vision is different, total costs for LASIK will vary from patient to patient. There are a number of different factors that will affect the cost of your surgery.
Your visual acuity can impact your cost of LASIK. Patients with worse vision or those with more complex cases like astigmatism are more likely to pay more for their surgery. Your doctor can let you know if and how your prescription will affect the costs of your treatment.
Often, less experienced surgeons will advertise lower-cost treatments. However, while it may be tempting to opt for less expensive care, the lack of training and expertise can lead to serious complications. At Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Dr. Chen has had extensive training and experience. We can provide the high level of care you need to improve your vision with limited risks.
The type of technology offered can also influence the cost of LASIK surgery. Our surgeons use bladeless, wavefront technology for greater precision with fewer complications. This system can increase the cost slightly compared with bladed LASIK, but can offer shorter recovery times and more accurate treatment.
Pre- and Post-Operative Visits
LASIK surgery involves several appointments. The first is your consultation, followed by your surgery. We then request patients return for several follow-up appointments so we can ensure the eyes are healing correctly. Most patients can expect to return the day after surgery, and again one to two weeks later. Follow-up appointments are typically held one month, three months, and six months after surgery. Additional appointments or surgery can increase the cost of treatment.
It is crucial to your vision and eye health to have an experienced surgeon perform your LASIK procedure. Failing to do so could result in serious complications that could permanently damage your vision
Most eye care insurance plans do not cover LASIK in its entirety (if at all). This means patients must pay a large portion, or all, of the surgery costs out of pocket. To help make LASIK more affordable for our patients, we offer financing plans and we accept CareCredit®. Our team is happy to work with you to place the cost of this life-changing procedure comfortably within your budget.
Importance of Quality Care
It is crucial to your vision and eye health to have an experienced surgeon perform your LASIK procedure. Failing to do so could result in serious complications that could permanently damage your vision. If the surgeon does a poor job, the cost of revision surgery is high. With the quality of our doctors’ experience, patients can expect reasonable and complete satisfaction from their procedures, making the cost worth their investment.
Receive a Personalized LASIK Estimate
Our doctors can perform an in-depth examination to provide a detailed treatment estimate. If you would like to learn more about LASIK and how much the surgery might cost for you, contact us online or call (854) 847-2240 today to schedule an appointment.