Is LASIK Eye Surgery Affordable?

March 30th, 2018
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Considering LASIK surgery? Here’s what you need to know about pricing and payment options before making your final decision.

For anyone considering an elective medical procedure like laser eye surgery, the cost is always going to be a serious concern. After all, many of these treatments aren’t covered by insurance, meaning the patient is ultimately responsible for footing the bill.

The good news is that when it comes to LASIK surgery, not only is the procedure relatively affordable — the best providers typically offer a wide range of financing options, making crystal clear vision accessible to most patients, regardless of their financial situation. Here are a few things to consider before you rule LASIK out as prohibitively expensive or unnecessary procedure.

Overlooked Savings

When people consider LASIK, they tend to only look at the up-front cost — but in reality, it’s better to consider the lifetime value of the procedure. For example, glasses and contacts may cost less at the time of purchase, but over a period of 10 to 20 years, they can end up costing many thousands of dollars.

With LASIK, you only have to worry about the one-time expense; there are no hidden fees or downstream costs. Moreover, there are the intangible benefits — e.g., reduced stress, increased convenience — of a glasses- and/or contacts-free lifestyle that should be considered.

Flexible Financing

Since LASIK is generally an elective procedure, it doesn’t typically fall under the umbrella of coverage in most insurance plans. The good news is that many leading eye clinics, including Swagel Wootton Eye Institute, offer generous packaged pricing and financing options to help make the surgery more accessible to more patients.

At Swagel Wootton, your initial LASIK consultation is free, meaning you’ll receive a comprehensive examination and personalized advice so you can make an informed decision. If you do decide to opt for the procedure, you can apply for interest-free financing for up to 24 months, with no money down. For most patients, securing financing approval is a relatively quick and painless process  — even if they have low credit scores.

Know Your Provider

When considering a LASIK surgeon or surgical center, cost is always going to be a consideration; however, it should never take a backseat to quality and expertise. Make sure you do your homework and find a well-established center with a proven track record of success.

Luckily, when you seek treatment from a qualified and reputable provider like Swagel Wootton, LASIK is almost always a manageable expense. Our packaged pricing includes the initial consultation, your customized laser treatment, as well as follow-up care for a year.

If you’re considering laser eye surgery, get in touch with the experts at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute — we’ll help you determine which procedure and payment option is best for you, given your unique condition, financial circumstances, and goals. Schedule your free consultation today at our Chandler or Mesa locations!