How much does LASIK surgery cost?
LASIK and PRK are procedures that uses a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye, correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The cost of LASIK/PRK surgery can vary depending on several factors, including:
- Geographic Location: The cost of LASIK surgery can vary based on the location of the facility. LASIK surgery in major metropolitan areas is generally more expensive than in smaller cities or rural areas.
- Surgeon Experience: The experience and reputation of the surgeon performing the procedure can also impact the cost of LASIK surgery. Surgeons with more experience and a high success rate may charge more than less experienced surgeons.
- Technology Used: The cost of LASIK surgery can also depend on the technology used during the procedure. LASIK centers that use the latest technology may charge more than those using older equipment.
On average, the cost of LASIK surgery in the United States can range from $2,000 to $4,000 per eye. This cost typically includes pre-operative and post-operative consultations, the procedure itself, and any necessary follow-up care. Please call EyeSight Hawaii at 808-735-1935 to discuss the current LASIK/PRK pricing.
It is important to note that insurance plans do not typically cover the cost of LASIK surgery, as it is considered an elective procedure. However, some plans may offer a discount or partial coverage for the procedure. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance provider to see if they offer any coverage. At EyeSight Hawaii we do participate with several local insurance companies to offer you a discounted rate on your LASIK/PRK procedure.
Finally, some LASIK centers may offer financing options or payment plans to help make the procedure more affordable for patients. These options can allow patients to pay for the procedure over time, making it more manageable for those who cannot afford to pay the full cost upfront. At EyeSight Hawaii we have a very favorable financing option that our staff would be happy to discuss.