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The Cost Of Lasik Surgery Is Worth It For Many

May 23, 2008
These days, there is a great deal of interest in the different types of vision eye surgery that is offered. Lasik is one of the most popular of the various kinds of corrective eye surgery options because it can be done in under an hour, recovery time is very quick, and the risks are quite low.

In addition, for many with vision problems, the cost of Lasik eye surgery is quite low when they take in to account the many benefits they receive, especially not having to deal with breaking (or constantly losing) their glasses or the need to deal with the hassle of contact lenses.

In general, the cost will vary quite a bit depending on the exact type of corrective eye surgery that you need. The price of a Lasik procedure can also be affected by the type of facility you choose, whether the Lasik eye surgery center is affiliated with a hospital or not, the country where you reside and the region of the country where you live.

There are some enticing ads that claim their clinic's cost of Lasik eye surgery can start as low as $500 for each eye that is being corrected. However, with some due diligence and careful consultation and comparisons, people are more likely to discover the real starting cost to be about $1,000 per eye and this can go as high as $2,500 depending on the facility and the laser eye surgeon.

Unfortunately, aside from the many benefits of corrective eye surgery, the high cost simply puts it out of range for many people. This is especially true for those who have no type of insurance coverage to help pay for some of the expense. Even for those who do have optical insurance, many will find their coverage limited. Many insurance policies exclude this type of laser eye surgery altogether because they consider it to be optional and not necessary, since in most cases the vision can be improved with some type of corrective lenses.

However, there are many people who have sufficient resources and motivation that are not at all put off by the cost of eye surgery. Some people value the convenience of never having to wear glasses again.

Others look forward to never having to deal with the fuss of changing and cleaning contact lenses. Still other's are motivated by vanity and don't want anyone to know that they had a vision problem that needed correction.

Regardless of the reasons why people seek out corrective eye surgery, there are many laser eye surgeons being kept happily in business by the demand of this procedure, regardless of the cost. Part of the reason why it has become such a popular practice is because a large segment of the population is comprised of the baby-boomer generation, ranging in age from 45 to 65, who are experiencing vision deterioration.

When it comes down to it, no matter how much the cost of Lasik eye surgery, there are simply some vision conditions for which this type of procedure is not effective. In those cases, other types of corrective eye surgery might be suggested by your eye doctor, or corrective lenses might be your only option. Lasik vision surgery is most effective for correcting astigmatisms, nearsightedness and farsightedness.
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