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The cost of LASIK eye surgery

January 13th, 2010

Some national chains advertised LASIK eye surgery prices as low as $299 per eye, but the financial reports of those same chains showed that the average LASIK cost is about $1,350 per eye in 2002. New technology increases LASIK cost, such as laser flap technology and custom or wave front LASIK. Laser flap technology of a LASIK eye surgery is a procedure, in which the LASIK flap is created with a laser rather than a micro keratome, and the patient may has fewer flap complications and has a greater likelihood of achieving 20/20 acuity or better. So it typically costs more than traditional LASIK eye surgery. Custom or wave front LASIK eye surgery involving using wavefront technology to measure and map the aberrations and vision problems may used when the eye fails to focus light rays correctly, also increases LASIK cost.

After rising for several years, LASIK cost seemed to stabilize from 2006 to 2009. Industry sources report that the average LASIK eye surgery price in late 2006 was about $1,950. In 2007, LASIK eye surgery and laser-based procedures charged at a single price cost an average of $2,099. And at prices reported in 2008, the average of LASIK cost rose only slightly, to $2,105. The average LASIK cost reported in 2009 was $2,140.

Note that the price of LASIK eye surgery may varies from about $1,400 to $3,600 per eye based on many factors, including your individual prescription, where you live, and which surgeon you choose and which technology is used. Many eye surgeons don’t charge a separate fee for new technologies used in LASIK eye surgery, and instead quote their price as a single fee.

Other laser eye surgery average price in 2009 is listed below: CK: $1,500 to $2,900; PRK, Epi-LASIK and LASEK: about the same as LASIK; Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE): $2,500 to $4,500 per eye or more, depending on extra costs such as facility fees.

Cheap Lasik – Is it really cheap?

December 1st, 2009

Nowadays, the average cost of advanced Lasik eye surgeries, which includes the use of Custom Wavefront 3D mapping system and all laser IntraLase, is about $2000. And even the average cost of the cheaper type of Lasik is about $1000. However, it is easy for you to find advertisement on the internet or in the newspapers that some clinics charge Lasik eye surgery for only $699, $499, and even $299. How can it be so cheap? Does it really cheap as we have seen on the advertisement?

We may read carefully about the $299 Lasik eye surgery ads. So the first purpose of the ads achieved. The ridiculous low price is probably aimed to get your attention about the Lasik surgery provided in that clinic. Then go on reading the ads, you may find not this cheap Lasik eye surgery is not for everyone, but only a few meet their requirement, for example the vision of the patient must have -1.25 or better with no astigmatism, which is a minor vision problem that can be corrected with reading glasses from any eye clinics. The reading glasses usually only cost $5. What does that mean if you undergo the Lasik regardless of the truth of the ads? It means you pay $299 for things that $5 is enough.

So finally we understand it is just not a cheap Lasik surgery ads but something looks like cheap which will actually cost you more. The extremely low price is just there to attract your attention. Since eyes are very important to everybody, it is not the things that can be taken for granted. Therefore, it is very important to know more about the eye surgery, from the initial exam to the post care medication and follow up treatments and the process of the Lasik surgery itself, not only the price of it.