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Several factors play a role in how much LASIK will cost in Southwest Florida. The exact price of your LASIK procedure depends on the following variables:
Your vision correction needs.
Every patient has a different prescription, and the severity of your prescription will affect how much LASIK costs. But LASIK is about more than your prescription. Your vision correction needs to play into the cost, too.
Here at Frantz EyeCare, we only perform All Laser LASIK using Wavelight technology. This technology leads the market in treatment times. It is also highly customizable and will adapt to the unique shape of your eye, resulting in the best possible vision after you have LASIK.
The complexity of the treatment.
Expect the cost of LASIK to vary based on the complexity of the treatment. Our surgeons at Frantz EyeCare create an individual treatment plan for each patient that is specifically customized for your eyes.
The technology used and the skill level of your LASIK surgeon.
The type of technology your LASIK surgeon uses, and their level of skill and experience will affect how much your procedure costs. Patients who choose Frantz EyeCare notice the difference in expertise and the higher degree of care received. Our surgical team is friendly, personable, and able to clearly explain the procedure to you and answer any questions or concerns.
Frantz EyeCare uses a level of accuracy and precision that you won’t find at every LASIK practice. The advanced Wavelight technology utilized provides a customized procedure for each patient. Dr. Jonathan Frantz and our team of expert surgeons are skilled and experienced in performing LASIK.
If our team determines that you are not a candidate for LASIK, we offer additional laser vision correction procedures such as PRK, SMILE, and Visian ICL. PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratectomy) is a procedure commonly recommended whenever a patient has a thinner cornea. The results are similar to LASIK; however, the recovery period is usually a few weeks longer. SMILE is an FDA-approved vision correction procedure that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. Most patients do not need to wear glasses or contact lenses after having SMILE.
Some patients choose the SMILE procedure over LASIK because it is flapless, has a smaller incision, and often yields a lower incidence of dry eye syndrome. Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an alternative available to LASIK, PRK, and SMILE, whenever a patient is looking for a replaceable and reversible solution for vision correction. The lens is positioned inside the eye between the iris and the natural lens where it remains indefinitely. The advantage is that this lens can provide permanent correction without removing any natural eye tissue.
So how much does LASIK usually cost?
When it comes to a vision correction procedure, remember that if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The low cost advertised with many basement providers is misleading. Very often, pre-operative and post-operative care is not included in the price. Prices can also be quoted based on the best case scenario (people with extremely low prescriptions), or the price advertised is a per eye charge with additional costs added in per eye. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for, and when it comes to a procedure that is performed on your eyes, you want the best possible surgical expertise and advanced technology used for your procedure.
Can LASIK be financed?
If you would like your LASIK procedure to happen right away, but you are not sure if you can afford it, don’t worry. We offer several financing options intended to provide you with the right fit for your budget. Choose from:
- Cash or check
- Credit cards
- Flexible monthly payment plans
- CareCredit healthcare credit card. This is North America’s leading patient healthcare financing program. It allows you to pay for LASIK over time with affordable monthly payments.
- Insurance coverage. Since LASIK is an elective procedure, it’s not usually covered by insurance. However, some insurance plans might provide partial coverage.
- Company flex plans. Some employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts to employees. You can use these accounts to help pay for some elective procedures.
LASIK – or whichever Laser Vision Correction procedure you choose – is an investment. Over time, the procedure pays for itself making it much more affordable than you might initially think. At the end of the day, the enhancement of your lifestyle is the ultimate goal, and Frantz EyeCare is ready to provide you with better vision and a better life!