Laser Eye Surgery Costs
By Hanna Nilson
The price of vision - Of course laser eye
surgery costs depend on the provider and the type of treatment, but
one thingís for sure, it isnít cheap!
Itís easy to find bargain ads for cheap LASIK or
any other refractive laser eye operation.
Donít be fooled! Laser eye surgery is a complex procedure that uses
high-tech equipment to handle a wide variety of eye corrective
needs. This doesnít mean that you wonít be able to find a good deal.
However, things such as the type of treatments or equipment used to
operate can make a substantial different in the laser eye surgery
costs. Also, it is standard practice to assume laser eye surgery
costs per each eye. For this reason, surgery fees will apply
You may find it useful to do some pricing
research. For your reference, you may want to consider visiting some
of the sites listed below. Some good resources for finding average
laser eye surgery costs are:
AllAboutVision.com: As listed below, this all-inclusive website
reports some valuable information about eye treatments, procedures and
standard laser eye surgery costs. For 2008, the LASIK eye surgery costs
are listed as:
- $2,105 for all laser-based vision correction
procedures in which a single price is quoted.
- $1,662 for non-customized LASIK using a bladed
microkeratome and excimer lasers that are not guided by
- $2,341 for wavefront-guided LASIK using
DocShop.com: This site emphasizes laser eye surgery costs per
location or region. This information might be useful for someone who
lives in either a comparatively rural or urban area within the US. This
may also be a good reference for anyone comparing laser eye surgery
EyeSurgeryPlace.com: A basic but informative site, Eye Surgery Place
is an information center which can provide you with some fundamental
information including; eye surgery news, reviews and links. There is
even some introductory content for cosmetic laser eye surgery. While not
a priority among eye correction procedures, if you are looking for a
cosmetic alternative for your eyes, this could be a good place to start.
When exploring laser eye surgery costs; keep in
mind that it is a very competitive industry, which has been struggling
with the recent lack of demand. This means that prices may have gone up.
So, explore your options and once youíve narrowed down your choices,
talk to a professional for a diagnostic consultation. During your
consultation, donít be afraid to ask a lot of questions on issues such
as the variety of recommended treatments, the equipment which may be
used for the laser or non-laser eye procedure, or the probability of a
follow-up surgery. All of the former will figure into the end results
for your eye surgery costs. In any market, the informed customer or
buyer is more likely to make the safer and cheaper investment. As they
say, your eyes are the window to your soul. So, remember that the more
you know about the surgical procedures and cost; the better capable you
will be of determining your treatment and cost preference.
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