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Competitive Marketplace Reduces Laser Eye Surgery Costs

11th June, 2013  

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Laser eye surgery costs have come down dramatically since the procedure was first introduced. The recent wave of commercial laser eye surgeries has created a broad market for the provision of laser eye surgery treatments in the UK. This abundance of laser eye surgery businesses means that providers have been forced to keep their prices competitive and offer incentives in order to attract custom. Rather than thousands of pounds, treatment can now start in the hundreds. However as this is an invasive medical procedure, it is important that the quality of care that you seek isn’t compromised by price. For this reason, it is worth registering with large scale surgeries who will offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of treatment, with many accepting deposits before the procedure is carried out. Clinics are aware that the cost of treatment is off-putting so look out for promotions, offers and discounts from the large scale laser eye surgery clinics.

Quality of care can vary between surgeons and as a result so will the costs. This can be influenced by the pedigree of your surgeon. The more skilled, experienced and qualified the practitioner, the higher the cost is likely to be. Also, clinics that use the latest high-tech equipment are likely to charge higher prices. If you’re on a budget, the trick is to find a safe and happy middle ground; a well-qualified surgeon at a reputed clinic that won’t leave you bankrupt.  The cheapest provider may well be the right choice for you, but don’t undergo surgery without also having a consultation with one of the larger providers. Companies such as Optimax will offer these consultations for free so don’t miss out!

Typically, the price of your surgery will start from £395 per eye for the cheapest type of treatment, but the average cost is usually around £1,000-£1,500 per eye. It’s difficult to place an exact figure on how much the procedure will cost you, because it varies from person to person. This type of eye laser treatment will naturally cost more if you have higher prescriptions for your existing eye care.

In order to receive the best possible value for your money, the most common advice is to shop around for the best deals. Deals for certain surgery can consist of ‘buy one get one free’ deals or ‘beat competitors prices’ discounts. These deals are mainly for those with simple prescriptions. For those with complex prescriptions, in order to receive the best prices, it is best to research several different providers before settling for one. It is also advisable to tell the other providers what quotes you have received from other companies if they are lower as they may reduce the price in order to gain your custom.

Please get in touch with Laser Surgery Eyes today to speak to one of our qualified advisors. We work with the UK’s leading practitioners in order to find the best possible price for our customers. Call today on 0800 080 799

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