When looking at LASIK surgery an an option for vision improvement, the team at Abrams Eye Institute understands that LASIK surgery prices are a major consideration. When doing research and making a decision on cost, it’s important to understand the difference between what some eye surgery practices offer, and what they actually deliver. This is of special concern when looking at places that promise LASIK at drastically marketed down prices. Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams have met with many patients needing to fix work done elsewhere that didn’t meet their expectations, and we don’t want that to happen to anyone else.
With that in mind, the following provides general information regarding LASIK costs, as well as what may be delivered for certain prices. Information we share is general, and subject to change at any time, and is ALWAYS contingent upon patient profiles and whether or not LASIK surgery is an option for them. Dr. Abrams is among the small handful of eye surgeons who turns people away when he does not see LASIK surgery as the right option for that patient at that time.
Average LASIK Surgery Prices – Reported by Surgeons in 2017
The national average cost of LASIK during 2017 using the FDA approved bladed method is $1,700 per eye. Alternatively, state-of-the-art technologies such as bladeless Custom-Wavefront LASIK is $2,300 per eye and varies by geographic region and surgeon experience. LASIK procedures listed below highlight the differences in the technology and where possible general costs.
- Traditional – also known as Conventional or Standard LASIK is the lowest priced procedure. The national average cost is $1,677 per eye.
- Custom – also known as Wavefront typically adds several hundred dollars to the price. The national average cost is $1,912 per eye.
- Bladeless – also known as “all-laser LASIK” or IntraLase and utilizes an additional femtosecond laser which typically adds several hundreds of dollars in cost making it the highest priced procedure. Bladeless is available in either Traditional or Custom Wavefront technology
- PRK – is also a bladeless procedure but does not use an additional laser to create the flap and is available in either Traditional or Custom technology. The pricing for PRK varies by provider
- Bladed – uses a microkeratome blade and is available in Custom or Traditional technology. It typically costs several hundred dollars less than Bladeless
- Warranty or Assurance Plans – doctors typically offer either a one year plan or a conditional lifetime plan and these plans offered by the doctor vary in price
Important Facts about LASIK Eye Surgery Prices
Beware of bait and switch pricing! Often extremely low prices of LASIK for $250 or $399 per eye have fine print attached and prices significantly increase based on your prescription or astigmatism.
Abrams Eye Institute prices for LASIK never increases based on your prescription or astigmatism. Many LASIK doctors only perform one type of LASIK procedure at the most expensive rate. Abrams Eye Institute offers a complete slate of FDA-approved technology and LASIK procedure type.
Lower your Cost of LASIK with your FSA/HSA
You may maximize your dollar by using your pre-tax Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA). Depending on your tax bracket, you may save up to 30% or more in taxes. In accordance with new federal regulations on healthcare, the maximum allowed to put in your flex spending account is $2550.
Questions for the Best LASIK Cost:
When considering an eye surgeon for LASIK surgery, be it Abrams Eye Institute, or anyone else, make sure to including the following among the questions you ask when gathering information to make your decision:
- What is included in the LASIK eye surgery cost?
- Will you provide written quote and how long is it valid?
- Does the price change based on the technology used?
- Is my post-operative LASIK exams included in the price?
- Is the cost of prescriptions included in the cost?
Abrams Eye Institute Can Help
Talk to Abrams Eye Institute today about Laser LASIK. Call us at 702-304-9494 to see how our award-winning service can help you with your vision care. Abrams Eye Institute has clinics in Southwest Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump.
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions. and all eye surgery and care needs.