LASIK Cost Breakdown: Explained
If you’ve been thinking about getting laser eye surgery but are concerned about LASIK cost and treatment prices, take some time to review the breakdown of costs below. The average cost of LASIK in the United States can range from $2,000 to $4,000+ per eye, depending on the type of laser used and the surgeon. Understanding what LASIK costs are can be confusing but you will get a better sense of estimated costs during your consultation.
Here’s a basic breakdown of LASIK cost and treatment prices:
Laser eye surgeons may use one of several different types of lasers for vision correction. The laser used in a LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea. Popular lasers used today include the Allegretto Wave laser, LASIK Excimer Laser, and the Intra Laser.
Every surgeon will use a different technique or protocol to perform the procedure. The technique used is a factor in the cost of your procedure as more advanced techniques will be priced higher than the average.
The surgeon’s skills and experience are a factor in the cost of your LASIK procedure. A reputable surgeon with several years of experience with LASIK procedures will charge higher fees than a less experienced or lesser known surgeon. Do your research to find the most experienced and skilled laser eye surgeon in your area. Surgeons may also charge fees for follow-up appointments, prescription medications, and post-op care packages.
Surgical facility costs vary from state to state and even from city to city. The location of your surgery center will be a factor in determining LASIK costs. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of travel or transportation if the center is located out of town or out of state.