Costs of LASIK and Vision Correction

Modern Technology. Transparent Pricing. Zero Compromise.

What does LASIK really cost?

LASIK Pricing in the United States

At Michigan Ophthalmology, we believe in price transparency for all of our services. We understand that laser eye surgery and vision correction are a big deal, and that trusting us with your vision begins with honesty in pricing. Whether you are ultimately choosing LASIK, SMILE, or PRK, all of our laser vision correction procedures are priced the same. This ensures that your decision is based purely on our professional recommendation for what's best for your eyes and lifestyle, without having to also consider small differences in procedure costs. While the average price of LASIK in the US is consistently between $2200-3000 per eye, what is advertised and actually included in that price will vary widely among laser vision centers.

Beware of the "bait and switch"

Some laser vision chains intentionally "bait" potential patients into their office with an impossibly low advertised price, which if actually offered would not even come close to covering their cost to do the procedure. Therefore, once they have enticed you into their office with the low advertised price, they are forced to use high-pressure sales tactics to get you to upgrade or "switch" to a better, all-laser procedure, custom treatments, enhancement packages, dry eye treatments, etc. In the end, you still end up paying the same, but end up feeling like you were a victim of a "bait-and-switch" scheme - because you were! Now that doesn't make you feel warm and fuzzy about trusting them with your vision, does it?

Our Transparent, Zero Compromise Approach

We firmly believe that every candidate deserves access to the best laser technology and a successful vision correction journey with the best possible outcome. You're making a big investment and can trust that we will partner with you throughout the entire journey. Therefore, our single price includes everything you'll need for your vision correction journey without any hidden fees or charges:

  • All procedure-related appointments up to two years
  • On-site, all-laser procedure of choice (LASIK, SMILE, PRK)
  • Custom, Contoura LASIK/PRK, if indicated
  • Enhancement, if needed, for up to two years
  • 0% financing over 24 months
  • Dry eye treatments such as punctal plugs
  • No hidden charges or fees

Our Price - $2850 or $118.75/month* per eye

*0% financing for 24 months via Alphaeon credit for qualifying applicants

Why does LASIK Cost So Much?

Laser vision correction has been around for nearly 30 years, and much like the new smartphone you hold in your hand, the technology has advanced greatly over the past few years, but at added cost. With the newest and best laser technology, the cost to own and properly maintain modern femtosecond and excimer lasers is more than triple the average price of a single family home in the United States. While expensive, we have invested in the modern technology because we are 100% committed to achieving the best possible LASIK results for our patients without cutting corners. These modern laser advances now allow for a more comfortable procedure, increased precision of treatments, longer-lasting results, reduced side effects, and even flap-free procedures for those with active lifestyles/careers. In short, the best outcomes. With the technology needed to achieve these outcomes, the price of LASIK has increased as well, much like the price of our smartphones has increased with their added features and improved performance. However, despite the investment involved, LASIK is a long-term solution that can cost you less than your current monthly phone plan, and free you from costly yearly updates to glasses and contact lenses.

Renting vs Owning Your Vision

The cost of glasses and contacts has steadily risen over time as well, albeit without any groundbreaking technological advances. Many people will spend between $20,000 - $30,000 over their lifetime on glasses and contacts, essentially while renting your vision from the glasses and contacts industry. Renting often makes sense when considering something short-term, but for something like your vision, a more permanent solution where you can own your vision often makes more financial sense, and of course carries the additional benefits of being free from glasses and contacts! Once free from glasses and contacts, you'll immediately start recouping the costs by not needing to constantly replenish contact lenses, supplies, and glasses every year. In the long run, you'll not only save thousands of dollars, but you'll also finally be free from vision accessories for your basic daily activities and own the vision you deserve.

How do I know if I'm a candidate for LASIK?

Every potential candidate for laser vision correction such as LASIK undergoes a meticulous screening process where we assess various factors including the shape of the eye, your current glasses prescription, and other factors such as your personality, profession and vision goals. The best candidates for LASIK are between 20-45 with mild-to-moderate degrees of myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia. If you are over 45 or have conditions such as keratoconus, autoimmune disease, severe dry eye syndrome, or high degrees of myopia, then Dr Vrabec may recommend an alternative vision-correcting procedure such as the Visian ICL or refractive lens exchange at your consultation.

Wondering about how long LASIK lasts? Read our recent blog post: Does LASIK can wear off?

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Our pricing includes everything you'll need:
  • All procedure-related appointments for two years
  • On-site, all-laser procedure of choice (LASIK, SMILE, PRK)
  • Custom, Contoura LASIK, if indicated
  • Enhancements for two years, if needed
  • 0% financing over 24 months
  • Dry eye treatments such as punctal plugs
  • No hidden charges or fees

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