Thursday, June 11, 2009

LASIK Procedures Saves More Than Contact Lenses

LASIK is a surgical vision correction procedure intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.

LASIK surgery costs vary from practice to practice and will depend on a variety of factors, including the extent of correction required for the individual patient. LASIK is affordable and can be readily available to almost all patients by taking advantage of extended monthly payment plans. LASIK is a quick, easy, and hassle-free way to improve your vision.

You should recognize that the range of the costs for LASIK should be between $1,500 and $3,000 per eye depending on the region of the country you are in, the type of procedure your are having, the type of equipment being used and the scope of follow-up care and services provided. This should include any necessary pretreatment diagnostic testing, the LASIK surgeon fee, any and all facility fees, all followup care and medically necessary enhancements for a period of at least one year after your initial procedure.

If you are thinking about the high cost of such a procedure, you should be informed that over a lifetime, a 25 year old wearing extended wear contacts will spend upwards of $20,000? Choosing modern LASIK, also known as iLASIK, invests in your vision and can save you money in the long term. The iLASIK procedure, combines Wavefront mapping technology with two lasers for a safe and completely tailor-made procedure. It is covered by most health savings accounts, offering a tax deductible way to pay for better vision.

Costs are easily offset by your freedom to see clearly without visual devices and corrective lenses. The best approach is to choose a LASIK surgeon based on their reputation and the confidence and competence they and their staff convey to you during your consultation.


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