Understanding Factors That Affect LASIK Cost

Many people with poor vision are interested in a safe, lasting solution that can dramatically improve their quality of life. LASIK is an advanced refractive surgery that can help you see more clearly while reducing or eliminating your dependence on glasses and contacts. When patients first begin researching LASIK, it is common to have questions about its cost. There are several factors that will affect how much you can expect to pay for LASIK, including the technology used during surgery, the complexity of your individual case, and more. The skilled team at Southwest Eye Care and Laser can ensure you understand all the criteria that will shape your LASIK cost. Contact our Bakersfield, CA, practice today to schedule an appointment with our skilled surgeon, Dr. Gregory A. Stainer.

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Katy received LASIK from Dr. Stainer at Southwest Eye Care and Laser. Katy was recommended by her mother to have blade-free LASIK, which she is completely satisfied with. She appreciates Dr. Stainer's professionalism and the custom care she received.

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Determining Your Personalized Treatment Cost

There are a few common criteria that will affect your total treatment cost for LASIK surgery. Some factors that will increase the cost of your surgery include:

  • Selecting a surgeon who is highly experienced performing LASIK surgery
  • Choosing blade-less LASIK, which uses a femtosecond laser rather than a microkeratome blade to create the corneal flap during surgery
  • Deciding to undergo LASIK that uses wavefront-optimized or wavefront-assisted technology
  • A more severe refractive error or other complications

During an appointment, it is important to discuss what type of LASIK your surgeon provides, as well as any extra costs that may be involved. At Southwest Eye Care and Laser, we are happy to explain our costs in detail so that you are fully informed.

Considering the Benefits of Your Investment

Laughing middle-aged woman sitting cross-legged and holding chin in handMany satisfied LASIK patients agree that the surgery was a priceless investment. LASIK provides several benefits, which include:

  • Reduced or eliminated dependence on eye glasses and contacts
  • Clearer, sharper vision
  • Fast, efficient surgery
  • Speedy recovery time and fast results which are usually apparent within a day after surgery
  • Little to no discomfort during or after surgery
  • Long-lasting results
  • Ability to address the three main types of refractive errors: hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism

Because we provide blade-less LASIK at Southwest Eye Care and Laser, you can expect to receive some additional benefits. Our femtosecond laser is very precise, which allows for faster healing time, reduced risk of complications, and minimized side effects, like halos and poor night vision. We also utilize wavefront technology, which further optimizes your surgery.

Financing Your Surgery

When you consider the overall cost of LASIK, you should keep in mind the long-term improvements to your lifestyle, as well as the savings gained when you consider you will not need to buy eyeglasses and contacts.

We understand LASIK is an investment, so we happily accept CareCredit℠ patient credit cards. CareCredit℠ offers low- and fixed-interest rate payments that allow you to break up your total treatment cost. We also accept all other major forms of payment. We believe that every patient should have the opportunity to see the world clearly, and are happy to help you explore your financial options.

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To learn more about LASIK surgery and its cost, contact Southwest Eye Care and Laser today.

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