Cost Of Laser Vision Correction Vs. Glasses And Contact Lenses
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I would love to get LASIK done…. I just can’t afford it!” But here is a fact — having laser vision correction not only helps to get rid of the inconveniences of wearing glasses and contact lenses, it can also save you a lot of money. Laser eye surgery is an investment, and the lifetime cost savings can add up quickly. For example, the average cost of contact lenses per year is $200, even more if you have astigmatism. Then you add the cost of contact lens solution which is about $150 per year. In 15 years, a person paying this average price would spend $5250! More than the cost of laser refractive surgery! Thus, LASIK will easily pay for itself and start saving you money.
People who wear only eye glasses can also save a lot of money by having LASIK. On average, glasses cost about $250. However, since most people who have laser vision correction also have a higher glasses prescription than average, this cost is usually much higher. You can easily spend up to $500 or more on a pair of glasses, especially if you want thinner lenses! Plus, you may need to buy a back-up pair of glasses or even prescription sunglasses. With these reoccurring costs every couple of years, the price will likely add up to much more than the cost of laser eye surgery!
It is hard to put a price on all the benefits LASIK can provide for you, but over time, the cost of LASIK can be much more affordable than buying glasses or contact lenses.