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Looking for a Good Deal on Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery has long term cost benefits

30th July, 2012  


One of the main concerns of people looking to have their vision corrected is laser eye surgery prices – so just how much can you expect to pay for your surgery?

Laser eye surgery is a life-changing procedure helping to correct the vision of those suffering from myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. It has gradually become more popular as people are becoming more aware that there is a solution to their vision problems, one that doesn’t include having to wear glasses or contact lenses.

If you are considering having the treatment, it is important to remember that is not simply cosmetic but also a medical procedure, so it is important to never put price before quality. However with the right perseverance, you may come across some deals from clinics which will reduce the cost of laser eye surgery for you.

Laser Eye Surgery Prices

Many major clinics advertise prices that ‘start from £395’. This does sound like a good deal, but unfortunately cheaper prices only apply to those with a lower prescription, so not everyone will qualify for this low price. The higher the prescription a person suffers from, the higher the cost is likely to be, possibly reaching £1500 per eye. Whilst some people would be happy to pay that amount to free themselves from having to wear glasses and contacts, not everyone can afford to pay that much.

When looking for a clinic, it may be useful to look into how their prices are set up. Not all clinics have prices according to prescription; some may instead have fixed prices which may seem more affordable. When considering the costs, it is also useful to compare it to the cost of glasses and contact lenses over the same period of time.

When having the surgery, some clinics offer the options of adding Wavefront and Intralase to the procedure. Wavefront allows for a better visual outcome and Intralase is a form of bladeless Lasik. Of course, choosing these options also means extra cost on top of the standard cost. However, some have Intralase and Wavefront as standard treatment, so may have slightly more expensive prices to reflect this, so make sure to research into whether the price includes these options or not to gain a better comparison.

How much could you be saving?

Glasses can cost around £100-£150, but can often become a lot more expensive if you need bifocal or varifocal lenses. Contact lens prices can add up to a substantial amount over just a year and even when buying in bulk for a 12 month period can easily cost over £200. So, while eye laser treatment may seem a large sum of money at first, once you compare how much you pay for it over how much you are currently paying for glasses or contacts, you may work it out to be much cheaper in the long run.

Therefore, when weighing up your options on whether or not to have the procedure, if price is a major concern then instead look at the long term benefits and savings to help see if it’s suitable for you. It may also be useful to ask the clinic about how payment is made, as many may offer to allow you to pay the cost gradually over a few months rather than in one lump sum which may work out to be much more affordable.

Where can I find good deals on laser eye surgery?

A good way to find good deals on prices is to look around the market. Don’t just settle for the price of one clinic, compare them and see if they have any offers in place that you can take advantage of. It is important again at this point to remind you to make sure to use only qualified clinics and surgeons, if an offer seems too good to be true then it might just be.

Another good way to find affordable and reputable practitioners is via reviews and referrals. The internet is a useful resource for looking for reviews. Or better still you could find friends, family or colleagues who have had the procedure and ask if and who they would recommend. Some clinics offer referral vouchers, meaning if you know someone who has had the surgery they may be able to give you a referral voucher with prices of around £300 or even £500 off laser eye surgery.

Of course, here at The Eye Blog we’re dedicated to help you find the best deals on laser eye surgery prices, so if you decide that the procedure is right for you then contact us today and we’ll find you the best deal possible.