If you have been dependent on glasses for a few years now and have been considering surgery you will probably want to know how much Lasik Eye Surgery Costs and what is involved in the process. Having any kind of surgery may at first seem very overwhelming but when you have spoken to your optometrist they will help to settle any nerves and answer any questions that you may have in relation to Lasik Eye Surgery.
One of your questions may be ‘What is involved in Lasik Eye Surgery’ and you would be right to ask. Lasik Eye Surgery is a laser procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. LASIK uses a laser (Intralase Femtosecond Laser) to create the flap and an Excimer Laser to reshape the cornea. Lasik surgery is capable of correcting a wide variety of refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Your surgeon will then position the flap back in place where it bonds securely without the need of sutures. Typically, LASIK does not hurt. Anesthetic drops allow the operation to be performed without pain. After the procedure, your eyes may be a bit scratchy, but most patients do not require any pain medications (not even Tylenol) and are able to return to work the day after the procedure. Usually, LASIK patients report improved vision within a very short period of time with continued improvement over the first 24 to 48 hours.
Lasik Eye Surgery is a seemingly quick procedure and both eyes can be worked on in around 15 to 20 minutes. The cost for LASIK is $3,500 for both eyes. The costs include the procedure, post-op medications, follow-up care for 3 months and any enhancement treatments, if necessary, during the first 12 months. However, it does not include the cost of temporary glasses. The cost of the treatment can also be covered by means of a payment plan that will relieve you of financial strains if you are unable to pay the price in one lump sum. A payment plan is always a good option to be able to pay off the full cost in smaller amounts, it means that you are able to receive the surgery treatment that you require without having to find a large amount of money. If, however, your financial circumstances allow paying off the full total is great. There is also the option to pay using a credit card and there is the offer of 24 months interest free.
Paying for such treatment can seem as overwhelming as the surgery itself but can you really put a price on 20/20 vision? Having being reliant on glasses or contact lenses for years and then you are suddenly being able to receive a 20-minute treatment and having perfect vision, surely that is an expense worth paying. Never having to worry about where you have put your glasses or squinting to see what is right in front of you. Lasik eye surgery will prove to be life saving!