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What Is The Cost Of Lasik Eye Surgery?

Apr 27, 2008
Lasik eye surgery continues to gain popularity in the US and Canada because it is effective and affordable. How much does Lasik cost? Well, the average cost of Lasik eye surgery is variable and it can be high depending on the your eyes' condition and the post operative care involved.

While laser eye surgery used to be terribly expensive, it has become more affordable and is now the most popular choice in corrective eye surgery.

The cost of laser vision correction depends a lot on various factors and it varies from place to place. The cost in America is different from that in Canada. Again in America the cost varies from state to state and from provider to provider.

In Canada nearly 50% of laser eye surgery is performed by LASIK MD. Like in the US, the costs vary according to a variety of things. Location, eye condition and many other factors change the cost of Lasik eye surgery.

When pricing Lasik eye surgery, the cost for each eye is considered separately. One Lasik eye surgery is considered to be for one eye. If you need to correct both eyes you can expect to pay about double the cost.

As new technology is developed and implemented it changes the price of surgery. The skill level of the doctor is another contributing factor as is the location of the clinic performing the surgery. The expensive equipment also needs to be maintained and paid for, which bring up the cost of laser eye surgery.

Another thing that makes surgery vary in rate is the severity of your eyesight. The worse your vision the more expensive the surgery is likely to be. On the other hand, if your vision is only slightly of, it will be less costly.

If you see a quote of $500 per eye, be aware that it is not a realistic estimate. Your eyesight will likely have degenerated past the point where it can be done at such a low rate. Precise laser eye correction costs a lot more.

Laser surgery can be done for under $1000 an eye, but that is usually done with conventional excimer lasers or with bladed microkeratomes not with the more up-to-date wavefront technologies. Modern technologies would run up fees of $1500-2000 per eye.

While the cost of Lasik eye surgery used to be prohibitively high, it has since dropped to a more affordable and stable level. From 2006 to 2007, the price of Lasik surgery was found to have dropped a little.
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