Understanding the Cost of LASIK
Laser vision correction is classified as an elective procedure and is not covered by most insurance plans. The cost of LASIK varies dramatically from person to person, and from practice to practice. The final cost of LASIK or PRK surgery varies by geographical market, physician experience, the refractive prescription, type of excimer laser used, if punctal plugs were inserted and if the flap is created by mechanical blade or using a laser.
During your search for the perfect LASIK surgeon, you may stumble upon many practices offering extremely low LASIK prices. Use caution, because many of these LASIK “deals” are a bait-and-switch technique. Be sure to read the fine print and to ask your LASIK provider what is included in the cost of your LASIK surgery. You could be paying anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 per eye (average price per eye in the US is $2,632 according to The MarketScope 2020 report), so you want to be 100 percent clear on what you are receiving for that money.
While many patients may be tempted to choose the practice that offers the least expensive treatment options, it is important to remember just how delicate vision is, and to place its care in good hands. The cost of LASIK surgery should be a secondary concern compared to the surgeon’s skill, safety record, and history of success, as well as the technology and cleanliness of the facility.
At SightMD, we have a commitment to being transparent with our LASIK pricing. To better understand the cost of LASIK at SightMD, be sure to schedule a LASIK consultation at one of our practices.
Paying for LASIK
The cost of LASIK doesn’t have to break the bank, and our team will do everything in its power to make sure that you get the optimal vision care that you deserve. Flexible Savings Accounts (FSA) and Medical Savings Accounts (MSA) can be used towards payment.
We accept payments in the form of:
Certified bank check or money order
All major credit cards (Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®)
Financing through healthcare financing plans like Care Credit
SightMD also offers discounts to members of several national PPOs, including Eyemed, Outlook Vision, Eye Care International, Coast to Coast Vision™, Block Vision, Vision Service Plan, Davis Vision, and Cole Vision Management.
We believe that everyone deserves to experience clear vision, free from the constraints of corrective eye wear. Guided by this philosophy, we work with patients to help them understand the cost of surgery, as well as their payment options. One of the most common concerns among patients who are considering LASIK surgery is how much the procedure will cost. We offer multiple payment avenues, as we know not all patients are able to come up with a lump sum of money. We don’t want our patients to dwell on the cost of LASIK, because clear vision is priceless.