If you are confused about LASIK pricing, you are not alone. Consumer surveys and our own experience tell us that most people considering LASIK have questions about its cost.
Some facts to consider:
A customized blade-free iLASIK procedure performed by a highly-experienced surgeon will cost more than some advertised discount prices because the technology used is more expensive and experienced surgeons will not cut corners on the pre-surgery evaluation and the post-surgery follow-up care.
LASIK prices also depend on the degree of vision correction necessary. That is why prices are usually given as a range. Once your eyes have been evaluated by a LASIK expert, you will have a better idea of how much surgical vision correction should cost you.
The lifetime cost of glasses and contact are often greater than LASIK surgery. For someone in their 20s, the estimated lifetime cost of disposable contacts can be as high as $29,000, and for someone in their 30s, it can be as high as $21,000.
24-Months No Interest Financing is available for LASIK procedures through Care Credit and monthly payments can be quite reasonable. Visit the Care Credit Website (opens to new window) to complete an application.
At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, our goal is to make vision correction surgery affordable for any budget. We work hard to make sure our rates are fair and competitive for the expertise, experience and advanced technology we offer. Please request a consultation with our vision correction experts to learn about your options for financing.