Have you ever considered what your life would be like without needing glasses or contact lenses to see? Reliance on glasses or contacts can make travel, water activities, and sports more difficult. If you are considering laser vision correction surgery, factoring in the cost is an essential consideration before your surgery.
What is Laser Vision Correction Surgery?
Laser vision correction surgery provides patients with a solution for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatisms, and other forms of vision loss without relying on glasses or contact lenses. Different surgeries may be used to correct eye refractions depending on your exam results and preferences.
Laser vision correction reshapes the cornea through laser technology. Candidates for surgery must be over 18 with a stable prescription for over a year.
How Much Does Laser Vision Correction Cost?
Various factors affect the cost of your laser vision correction surgery. Your fee may be based on your surgeon’s experience, practice location, required follow-up exams, treatments, and type of surgery.
LASIK is the most well-known laser vision correction surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After gathering data from your previous appointments, the compter-controlled excimer laser pulses light to reshape the cornea. In a 2021 report, the average cost for LASIK ranges between $1,000 and $4,000, with the national average at $2,632.
ReLEx SMILE reshapes the cornea through a keyhole incision and a thin lens-shaped layer called a lenticule. After the laser makes the two-millimeter incision and shapes the lenticule, Dr. Vold removes the lenticule through the incision. We recommend SMILE for patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism or higher prescriptions. The average cost for SMILE ranges between $2,000 and $3,000.
PRK surgery removes the top layers of cells and reshapes the cornea’s surface without needing a flap. We recommend PRK or LASEK to patients with thin corneas, dry eyes, or at high risk of eye injury. In 2019, the average cost of PRK surgery was $2,246.
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Does Insurance Cover Laser Vision Correction Surgery?
Most insurances do not cover laser vision correction surgery. Since glasses or contacts can treat most conditions treated through laser vision correction surgery, patients may need to pay out of pocket. In some cases, larger or private insurance companies may offer some coverage.
Should I Get Laser Vision Correction Surgery?
Laser vision correction can improve your vision up to 20/15 (better than 20/20), and enjoy life without relying on glasses or contact lenses. With laser vision correction, patients no longer require continuous payments for new contacts or lenses to manage their eyesight. We recommend laser vision correction surgery to patients over 18 with healthy eyes and a stable prescription for over a year.
Take the Next Step
You’ll benefit not only from the latest technologies available but also from our compassionate, personal approach. You’re more than a patient at Vold Vision in Bentonville and Fayetteville. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible while evaluating the optimal treatment plan just for you. We invite Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, and Springdale residents to contact us today for a consultation at (479) 755-4510.