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Thought about saving money-Getting Lasik Surgery and Doing Away With Your Contacts?

Apr 12, 2014
Many people are under the false impression that having laser surgery is a luxury that costs much more than simply wearing glasses or contacts to correct their vision. However, today this isn't necessarily the case. Advancements in technology have made Lasik more affordable than ever before and have reduced Lasik risks, meaning that more and more people can do away with contacts and glasses or at the least reduce their dependency on them and enjoy the same perfect vision as other people.

Here's how the cost comparison breaks down:

Cost benefit analysis

The average LASIK procedure costs about $2,000 per eye. This means that the total cost of surgery including the pre and post surgical testing and care will wind up costing you about $4,000, depending on your prescription and physician. Some insurances may cover a portion of this cost, but many people will find themselves on the hook for the entire amount.

Cost of contact lenses. Contact lenses aren't cheap. For most, the average cost will be around $50 per eye for 6 months. This averages to about $200 per year to cover the cost. Insurance will normally cover about $10 per month towards the purchase of contact lenses, reducing the annual cost to about $80 per year, but then the cost of insurance coverage itself will need to be taken into consideration.

Glasses. Most people will go through one pair of glasses every year, which will cost them approximately $450 at the time of purchase. This means that the average cost of glasses per year averages to $450 per year.

Contact lens solution and supplies. And then there are all the things you need to buy in order to maintain your glasses and contacts including cleaning solutions, cases, and more. These items will add up to about $100-150 per year.

For simplicity's sake, ignore inflation, the use of tax advantaged accounts and the time and gas it takes to attend regular eye examinations, get your prescriptions and regular maintenance items and you find that the total cost for glasses and contacts comes in at about $12,000 over a 20 year period.

During that same period of time, the average Lasik Cost is about $4,000 and will not require you to deal with lost or damaged contacts and glasses, frequent appointments and picking up new materials every month or getting new prescriptions, etc.

Global laser vision San Diego Lasik Center has been in practice since 2000, offering the most updated and advanced technology in the field of Laser vision correction to the patients who were recognized to be excellent candidates for one of those life changing surgeries. Global laser Vision's leading refractive surgeon, Dr Yaghouti, has been in practice in San Diego and doing Laser vision correction procedures since 1997. He is an ophthalmology board certified Lasik surgeon and a cornea and refractive surgery specialist ophthalmologist from Harvard Medical School, positioning him at the highest 1% of all Lasik and laser eye surgery specialist in the nation. For more information, please visit us at http://www.globallaservision.com.
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