Comparing the Cost of LASIK vs. Contact Lenses vs. Glasses
When it comes to vision correction solutions, most people will consider glasses, contact lenses, or LASIK surgery. How do you choose the option that’s best for you and your specific needs? You can make an informed decision once you have compared the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of each solution.
An important factor to consider when choosing a vision correction solution is price. The cost of LASIK can vary depending on the type of laser used and correction required; however, the overall LASIK price is generally between $1,000 to $3,000 per eye. This figure includes both pre- and post-operative care and does not factor in any possible financing options or special deals that may be offered to you by your surgeon.
Contact lenses and glasses may have smaller upfront costs than LASIK, but their ongoing costs will eventually add up. Contact lenses can cost up to $700 per year, and replacement lenses and frames for glasses can also quickly become expensive.
Aside from comparing costs, it is also essential to consider the benefits and disadvantages of each procedure. Glasses and contact lenses are simple, effective, and accessible. LASIK, on the other hand, is permanently effective and customizable to your needs, and it heals quickly.
Dougherty Laser Vision specializes in a wide range of vision correction procedures, including LASIK. To learn more, contact our team at (805) 987-5300, visit our website, or schedule an appointment online today!