Some people hesitate to have LASIK because of the costs. However, as Lakewood ophthalmologist Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare will explain in this post, the long-term benefits of laser vision correction make the up-front costs well worth it. LASIK is actually a wise financial investment in your vision and your quality of life!
The Cost of LASIK vs. the Cost of Not Having LASIK
If you’ve done your research, you probably know that LASIK can cost several thousands of dollars per eye, and it is generally not covered by health insurance. However, take a minute to consider what you already spend on your visual aids. Sure, a pair of glasses or a box of contact lenses may seem inexpensive compared to the cost of LASIK. But unlike LASIK, these are not one-time costs. Add up the repeated costs of glasses, boxes of contact lenses, solutions, drops and cases and think about how much you will spend on these items for the rest of your life.
All of a sudden, you will realize that the actual cost of contact lenses and glasses far exceeds the one-time cost of LASIK. LASIK corrects your vision for the long-term, and pays for itself after a few years.
Can You Put a Price on a Glasses-Free Lifestyle?
As you think about whether you want to invest in laser vision correction, imagine how your lifestyle will change for the better. You will be able to get up out of bed in the morning without first finding your glasses on the nightstand. You can participate in all kinds of exercise and physical activities without worrying about a contact falling out or your glasses fogging up. You can travel anywhere in the world and not panic if you forget to pack contact lens solution or a spare pair of glasses. You can fall asleep at night without stopping to first take out, wash and store your contact lenses.
Can you really put a price on this kind of lifestyle?
Learn More about LASIK Costs
Ask anyone that has had LASIK, and they will probably tell you that it was the best money they ever spent. For more information about LASIK, or to schedule a screening with our team to determine whether you are a suitable candidate, please call or email InVision EyeCare today.