Exactly How Much Cheaper is Lasik than Contacts?

Anyone who has ever purchased contacts knows that they do not come cheap. Purchasing contacts and supplies can add up over time, as you have to stock up frequently and replace any lost or damaged contacts.

Lasik can permanently correct vision without the use of contacts or eyeglasses. But is the procedure more cost-effective in the long run?

Breaking Down the Numbers

Lasik surgery can seem daunting for both you and your bank account. The average cost of Lasik surgery, including all pre-op and post-op consultation appointments, as of 2013 was between $3,900 and $4,500 for both eyes. This amount can vary based on geographic location and choice of surgeon. Technology used can also affect the price.

In comparison, most people spend between $100 and $300 per year on contacts. This amount doesn’t include solutions, contact cases, or other contact care supplies. It also doesn’t include doctor exam fees. This means that the average person will spend around $4,000 over the next 20 years on contacts alone. If you add in inflation and the cost of supplies and exams, the cost rises considerably. Lasik would pay for itself in about 20 years, while providing perfect vision all the while, without the need of corrective lenses.

Additionally, if glasses are used as a backup to contacts, that could add up to $2,000 more in costs. Meaning, $6,000 could be spent on glasses and contacts over 20 years.

Lasik could have already paid for itself.

Consider Paying for Lasik Instead of Contacts

If you are currently buying contacts, then you are essentially paying for Lasik. More money could be invested initially toward Lasik surgery, and the benefits gained would be priceless. Imagine having perfect vision without the tedium of using glasses or contacts.
Let the doctors who’ve been perfecting Lasik surgery for over 30 years make that dream a reality. Since 1982, Drs. R.K. and Faris Ghosheh have been providing personalized and reliable eye care. Generations of families have been more than pleased with their Lasik results from Advanced Eye Medical. Schedule your consultation today at 1-866-997-2020.