LASIK Cost: Contributing Factors
Wearing glasses or contacts can become cumbersome but many of our patients have concerns about how LASIK pricing is determined. Put simply, the experience of a doctor, the extent of treatment required, and technology available at the practice can all affect LASIK cost. Dr. Walter Choate utilizes the latest technologies and techniques at our Goodlettsville, TN, practice to provide his patients with the highest standard of care available. We understand that spending money on corrective vision surgery is a significant decision. Our entire team is here to help answer your questions and come up with a solution that is right for your needs and budget.
Innovative Technology to Protect Your Vision
Dr. Choate is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest medical technologies. Because our practice is dedicated to the highest level of quality care, we use safe and effective tools to diagnose and correct vision. The use of lasers in corrective vision surgery such as LASIK help increase accuracy and precision. These technologies allow us to provide efficient and predictable care to our patients, and can contribute to the overall cost of the procedure.
Other LASIK Cost Factors
Many practices advertise a low upfront cost for LASIK. However, this fee does not account for the routine visits and follow-up care that will be necessary for proper treatment. In addition to the technology we use, certain factors that contribute to the cost of LASIK can include:
- Screening: Proper diagnosis is essential before proceeding with your LASIK treatment. A series of tests will be conducted to determine candidacy and other specifics regarding your procedure.
- Equipment: There is a wide array of technologies and equipment used in LASIK treatment. These technologies can assess the corneal thickness, pupil size, and tear film analysis, among many other criteria, and are essential for proper care.
- Medications: The total LASIK fee can include any standard prescriptions we provide.
At our practice, we can provide you with an itemized list of services included in your LASIK procedure so you know what to expect. The total treatment cost can vary substantially on a case-by-case basis, which is why it is necessary to first undergo an evaluation at our office. The cost of LASIK is typically comparable to PRK cost (photorefractive keratectomy)
An Investment in Your Long-Term Vision
Did you know that the vast majority of patients who undergo LASIK surgery will no longer need contacts or glasses? This is significantly cost-effective, considering the excessive ongoing cost of eyewear year after year. By investing in your vision now, you can enjoy saving money in the future. During your initial consultation, Dr. Choate can help you determine if LASIK is an optimal long-term solution for you.
By investing in your vision now, you can save money in the future by reducing your need for corrective eyewear.
LASIK is considered an elective procedure and therefore is typically not covered by insurance. Our team members can talk with you about financial details and help you determine a payment solution to fit your budget.
Receive an Estimate
If you are looking for an alternative to glasses and contacts, then LASIK surgery could be the optimal corrective vision method for you. To find out if you are a candidate for this type of refractive surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Choate. You can contact us online anytime, or call our office at (615) 851-7575.