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Laser Eye Surgery Price - Know What You're Paying With These Handy Tips!

Aug 17, 2007
Many people have received a fair shock when presented with their laser eye surgery price bill and could have avoided the tears by simply performing some simple due diligence during the pre-operative screening stage.

What you thought you were paying was probably the price advertised to get you interested; what you actually pay at the end of the experience could be something else again. However, let's make it quite clear you should never choose to have treatment on your eyes simply because it's cheap. That is only devaluing one of the most delicate and vital parts of your body. Let's face it, you wouldn't choose one heart operation procedure over another simply because it was on special, would you? So what things should you consider before price becomes a factor?

Before Price Becomes A Consideration

Due dilligence is something you'll need to perform before eye surgery. If I was in need of the procedure, then some of the factors I would be interested in include the center and the surgeon to perform the operation, the quality of the surgeon and references from satisfied patients; what screening procedures are involved and how thorough they are; what the risk is and how risk there is plus what sort of post-operative care and follow up was involved.

Furthermore, what level of procedure would I need and would I qualify. Once this has been established then the price factor comes into play. Remember, I haven't decided whether I'm going ahead with the operation: I'm just testing the waters. In fact, I will probably see several different surgeons before I decide.

Careful Of Red Flags!

Be wary of clinics claiming to have performed thousands and thousands of procedures when responding to advertisements. They may very well be legitimate but if they are offering what appear to be bargain-based prices, then be sure to check if there are any hidden costs associated with this. Extra costs may include pre-examination and second opinion checks involving other surgeons who may charge a fee for their time.

So How Much Can You Expect To Pay?

Laser eye surgery price will depend on the severity of the procedure. Basic LASIK procedure per eye usually ranges between $1500-$2000. This has risen steadily over the last five years and will probably continue to rise as newer technologies are introduced. Custom LASIK procedures generally costs much more. This involves checking and recording any abnormalities in the field of vision and can add up to $1000 to the cost of the operation.

What Could Push Your Price Up?

We've established a base price of between $1500-$2000 per eye but what other costs are associated with this? Different types of equipment can have a bearing on final cost. Post operative care including medication and follow up visits will add to the bottomline and while some of these factors obviously can't be avoided, it's good to know for peace of mind.

Remember, while eye surgery is a wonderful innovation those performing it are also running a business and using expensive equipment. Just be sure to ask about every little detail associated with it during your initial consultation as this all adds to the final laser eye surgery price bill.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Before you have eye surgery, consider these laser eye surgery price busters! Plus, read latest eye surgery news and reviews at:http://www.eyesurgeryplace.com
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