Laser eye surgery gets amazing results but many people are put off by the cost. Of course, undergoing specialist surgery will mean a bigger outlay at first. Over time, however, could laser eye surgery actually be cheaper than contacts? We can help you find out!
Both laser eye surgery and contact lenses will incur costs. How do these add up? Let’s take a closer look:
The costs of non-surgical vision correction
Looking at these figures, it’s easy to see how a contact lens user might easily spend upwards of £500 a year on vision correction. So, could laser eye surgery be a cheaper option than contacts?
Laser eye surgery is priced per eye. The actual cost will depend on a few different factors, including your prescription, the type of procedure you opt for, and the expertise of the surgeon. Typical prices for standard LASIK surgery start from around £1,500 per eye. Our prices are listed here.
If you’re wondering if laser eye surgery might be a cost-effective choice for you, it’s easy to find out. Start by getting 2 or 3 quotes from different clinics, to get an idea of how much your surgery is likely to cost.
Cost is a really important factor when deciding on laser eye surgery – but it’s not the only thing that matters. Laser eye surgery can also have a positive effect on your quality of life – something it’s hard to put a price on. If you’re weighing up the pros and cons of laser eye surgery, the results of this study into patient satisfaction rates following surgery is a real eye opener. You can also compare some of the advantages and disadvantages of contacts and laser eye surgery to help you make an informed decision that’s right for you.
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