However, there are many factors that will determine how much the surgery will cost. Here are a few examples.
1. the condition of your eyes
The condition of your eyes will play probably the biggest roll in determining how much your surgery will cost. This mainly is due to the fact that your eye surgeon will have to choose from a range of different types of procedures in order to most appropriately treat your vision situation. Examples of the different sorts of laser eye surgeries include Lasik, Custom Lasik and Wavefront Lasik, just to name a few.
2. your location
Lasik eye surgery prices vary, depending upon where you live. In the U.S., for example, you have to take into account the economic scenario in whatever state that you currently reside is. For example, Lasik will probably be more expensive in a more heavily populated state like California than it would be in, say, Wisconsin.
3. the surgeon
Lasik, like many more advanced medical procedures, is an art. And some specialists have more experience than others. Once you have decided to undergo laser eye surgery, it is important to make sure that you choose a reputable company and surgeon. Of course, some will be charging more than others, so you might have to take that into account as well.
Although most medical insurance companies currently do not cover Lasik, many HMO’s and PPO’s will have contracts with certain clinics in order to provide a reduced rate for you, so be sure to look into that aspect as well when figuring your laser eye surgery costs.
So, confused enough yet? Just want to know the ballpark of what you are looking at paying for Lasik? Well, the average cost of Lasik is about 1000 dollars per eye for standard Lasik (the original, simpler Lasik procedure) and around $2000+ per eye for procedures like Wavefront Lasik (a newer, more advanced option that uses two lasers instead of one). The price, therefore, can vary highly depending on which surgery you should have, and it is important to keep in mind that just because, for example, the older version of Lasik is cheaper, doesn’t mean that it is not more appropriate for you simply due to the condition of your eyes; i.e., some people will have better results with the older version than the newer.
So, in summary, laser eye surgery is a highly affordable procedure that can vary in cost depending upon many factors. But, if do all the research you can before you decide to go “under the laser”, you have the potential to change your vision for the better with the many advanced new laser techniques of Lasik eye surgery. Good luck!