How Much Does LASIK Really Cost?

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Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? You may have already started thinking about if you could be a candidate for a procedure like LASIK.

LASIK is a procedure that corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  Even if you’re a good candidate, however, the cost is something that many people worry about.

But there’s a lot more to LASIK than the cost that’s on paper. Did you know that you can save money by undergoing a procedure like LASIK?

If you’re on the fence about whether you can afford LASIK, keep reading for some insight on how much LASIK really costs!


There is a wide range of prices available when it comes to LASIK procedures. That is why it can be tempting to choose the cheapest option to save money.

The problem with choosing the most inexpensive option is your eyes may suffer the consequences. A bargain LASIK provider may not offer the best surgeons or the most successful outcomes.

These practices may not use the most precise, innovative laser technology, like Diagnostic Eye Center’s FS200 Femtosecond Laser and the WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer Laser. They may also have higher risks and longer recovery times.

Don’t want to spend money out of pocket on pre-and post-operative care? Other LASIK providers may not include these costs, meaning you must pay for them after you have had LASIK.

Don’t pay more for a LASIK consultation and pre-and post-operative costs

These steps include a comprehensive eye exam during your LASIK consultation to measure the baseline of your vision and plan the procedure.

In this appointment, your eye doctor should assess any medical and eye conditions you may have. In addition, they will learn about medications you take and decide if you could be a candidate for LASIK.

They should also discuss surgery risks, benefits, what to expect before, during, and after you have had LASIK, and what the recovery process is like.

Post-operative care should include a follow-up appointment within 24 to 48 hours of having LASIK. Your eye doctor will check to make sure your eyes have started healing at your follow-up appointment and that there are no complications.

You will also need to come back for appointments to make sure your eyes continue healing for the first several weeks after LASIK.  Your ophthalmologist should prescribe eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation. You will also need lubricating eye drops to address any temporary feelings of dryness.

Undergoing LASIK at a less reputable LASIK practice may not offer you these necessities. Using reliable, top-quality techniques and providing pre-and post-operative care promotes a better success rate and patient satisfaction.

LASIK is an investment in your sight and your life. But unfortunately, you get what you pay for, and a bargain is not often the best choice when it comes to your health.

LASIK Savings

Did you know that, on average, most people spend $500 every year on glasses, contact lenses, and the accessories that go with them? It may seem counterintuitive, but getting LASIK saves you money.

If you are tired of the extra costs that can come from needing to buy a spare pair of glasses after you break, scratch, or damage your glasses, LASIK is worth considering. Are you spending too much on the expenses associated with contact lens maintenance?

Getting LASIK saves you money because you’ll no longer have to pay for glasses or contact lenses. After LASIK, most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better, allowing them to achieve visual freedom!

LASIK is an Investment

LASIK starts paying for itself within a few short years of having the procedure. It may seem like having LASIK means you are spending more than you would on glasses and contacts, but that’s false.

Instead, you’re saving money on this ultimate investment in yourself because you’ll no longer need to spend money on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is a permanent procedure, meaning you’re saving money and investing in yourself and your clear vision for decades to come!

Enjoy physical activities more after LASIK

People are often more comfortable being physically active after they have LASIK. For example, you won’t have to worry about being unable to see while you’re swimming or think about if you broke your glasses while running at Memorial Park.

Summers in Houston can get hot, humid, and sweaty. Wouldn’t you prefer hanging out with your friends while you’re shopping in Highland Village without dealing with fogged-up glasses?

For those that love to camp or travel, your life becomes easier because you no longer have to put in, take out, or clean your contacts. LASIK is all about making your life better in ways you may have never thought about!

Increase your self-confidence and sense of style with LASIK

You won’t need to buy several pairs of glasses to match your accessories to your outfits after you have LASIK. You’ll also no longer need to get new glasses to follow trends or work with new haircuts unless you want to.

Some people feel more confident when they no longer need to hide their face behind a pair of glasses frames. This may make you feel more self-assured about your appearance when you finally have the kind of vision you’ve always dreamed about!

LASIK Financing

You may love the idea of LASIK but fear you can’t afford it, especially if you need to pay up-front. However, many people actually pay for this vision correction procedure using financing and flexible payment plans.

At Diagnostic Eye Center, we believe that the cost of LASIK should not stand in your way of better sight. That’s why we offer financing through Alphaeon Credit, with many interest-free options that have no down payment.

We also offer our LASIK Next rewards program for patients who want LASIK but want to plan on having it later down the road. We reward our patients with a long-term plan for clearer vision at a lower, reduced cost.

Sign up and start earning money toward LASIK when you buy contacts or glasses up to three years before getting LASIK. You can earn up to $1,500 of your glasses and contact lens purchases discounted from the cost of your LASIK procedure. Talk to our team to learn more!

When you have LASIK, achieving visual freedom is just one piece of the puzzle. Make sure you’re in the right hands by scheduling your free LASIK consultation at Diagnostic Eye Center in Houston, TX, today!


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