LASIK eye surgery is a common vision-correcting procedure that has helped over 10 million Americans achieve clear vision and freedom from glasses and contact lenses.
But as an elective procedure, many people fear that LASIK is too expensive to undergo, questioning if the investment is worthwhile in the long term.
Almost anyone that has had the procedure will tell you that LASIK was a great investment. So what is the truth? Keep reading to learn if LASIK is worth the investment!
The Benefits of LASIK
LASIK changes your life by changing the way you see! The immediate and obvious benefit of LASIK is improved vision that reduces dependence on visual aids like glasses and contacts.
Positive results produced from LASIK eye surgery are nearly immediate and are long-lasting. LASIK is a permanent treatment that reshapes the cornea, improving the eye’s ability to focus on objects. While LASIK cannot prevent the natural aging of the eye, called presbyopia, patients can expect the results to last for years or even decades.
Those who get LASIK enjoy lifestyle freedoms like playing sports without safety concerns that glasses and contacts present. You will also be able to choose non-prescription sunglasses, and not be limited to certain frames!
Those who enjoy a no-glasses appearance no longer need to worry themselves over the hygienic concerns contact lenses can present.
LASIK can also bring patients peace of mind. You will feel and be safer after LASIK because you will always have your vision with you.
The Actual Cost of LASIK
When considering LASIK, many people do not take into account the financial benefits of LASIK surgery.
Contacts can be expensive, especially when you need to replace them every month. While they may be a smaller cost per month than LASIK, the ongoing payments for lenses and solution add up over time.
Over the course of a few years, you are likely spending thousands of dollars on glasses and contacts. Although glasses do not need to be replaced as frequently, they can be an expensive one-time fee and are apt to get lost, stolen, or broken.
There are also tricks to help manage the cost of LASIK. Your employer may offer an FSA. An FSA or flexible spending account allows you to save money on taxed income.
When you use it on medical costs like LASIK, it makes a lot of sense! You can also break up the cost of the procedure into smaller, monthly payments with LASIK financing. This is one of the most common ways people fit LASIK into their budget.
We also suggest checking to see if LASIK is tax-deductible for you, meaning you can write the procedure off on your taxes.
LASIK has many lifestyle benefits that frequently leave patients saying they wish they had gotten the procedure sooner! Not only is it a safe, permanent procedure – it can also save you money over time.
Wondering if you could be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Schedule a LASIK consultation today with the Nielsen Eye Center in Boston, MA today to find out!