The cost of laser eye surgery has stabilized over the past 12 months after steadily increasing for a number of years.
For example, five years ago the average cost of laser eye surgery per eye was about $1500 and rose by about $100 a year. Today, that cost is about $2000 per eye. The steady rise is understandable considering the rapid increase in technology with more expensive and cutting edge equipment being used.
Bargain Based Prices
People considering laser eye surgery may be tempted by the apparent bargains being advertised, some as low as $500 however, be careful to check thoroughly what’s involved with these procedures.
Low prices won’t be available to everyone and the price can increase significantly when other factors are taken into account. Laser Eye Surgery Cost
There have been a number of new procedures introduced to laser eye surgery and this again is a big factor in the overall cost of procedures. Testing before surgery is very much recommended and anyone not going through some type of pre-operative testing would be putting themselves at risk.
With testing though comes cost in most cases and while a procedure is advertised at what appears to be a great price, by the time the the patient has gone from the initial consultation, the testing and then the actual procedure, the amount quoted on the bill is going to look a lot different than the original price which attracted their attention in the first place.
Here are some questions you need to ask before proceeding with laser eye surgery:
– Exactly what are you getting for the price advertised?
– Establish what’s not involved in the actual price.
_ Why are the extras needed?
– Will it be risky for you if you take shortcuts?
– Is it expensive?
The cost of laser eye surgery in many cases is almost insignificant given the benefits obtained from the procedure.