Looking for yet another reason to get LASIK surgery and say goodbye once and for all to your glasses or contact lenses? What if our The Woodlands eye care team could show you that, in the long run, LASIK is actually cheaper than continuing to wear glasses or contacts?
The Math Behind LASIK
According to consumer information in the United States, people who wear some form of vision correction spend, on average, about $500 every year for expenses related to eye exams and replacing, repairing or updating their eyeglasses, and/or storing, cleaning and buying a new supply of contact lenses. On the other hand, those who don’t need any kind of vision correct spent only about $100.
Adding up the numbers over the course of a lifetime makes the difference even more stark:
A person who lives until 80 years old, and started wearing vision correction at 20 years old, would spend roughly $30,000 on vision correction if they wore glasses or contacts for the rest of their life.
That same person could have LASIK (roughly $5,000 on average), and then only spend $6,000 on eyecare for the next 60 years. That only adds up to $11,000, which is a savings of $19,000!
It’s important to consider the math behind all of this because research shows that as many as 75% of people with glasses or contacts have considered LASIK, but have chosen not to do it because of cost. But we see here that LASIK is actually the more economic decision!
Is the cost of LASIK the last hurdle keeping you from making the decision to ditch your contacts or glasses for good? Come visit our eye care clinic or give us a call at 281-363-4362 to discuss financing options and how insurance may be able to help.
Is LASIK right for me?
LASIK is a good option for those who want to be done with glasses or contacts. If you’re over 18, have a stable glasses or contact lens prescription, and don’t have any serious underlying eye diseases, LASIK may be a good option for you. Your eye doctor will be able to evaluate our eyes more fully and make a final decision.
Is vision correction with LASIK permanent?
The effects of LASIK don’t wear off over time. However, certain underlying conditions, such as presbyopia, or diseases such as cataracts, can progress even after LASIK, leading to later vision difficulty. Nonetheless, your eyesight will still be better than it would have been if you had not had LASIK.