Contact lenses can get expensive, not to mention fact that you get tired of having to put them into and out of your eyes every single day. With advent of laser surgery in last decade, more and more people are discovering that they can have 20/20 vision (or better) without ever having to wear glasses again.
Laser surgery is expensive and it's not generally covered by insurance because it's considered an elective procedure. Some insurance companies will cover a very small portion, leaving a general cost somewhere between $3000 and $4000 dollars. So immediately, it's a cash investment of significant portion.
Many clinics do offer financial payment plans, but they are usually one or two year plans that allow you to spread out payments. This option can still cost you about$180 to $400 per billing period, whether it is by month or quarter.
If cost isn't something to turns option off to you immediately, it's good to weigh facts. Everyone is a candidate for laser corrective surgery. There are stages to evaluation, including amount of correction obtainable by corrective eyewear, shape of eye, health of eye, and condition of eye.
Following evaluation process, specialist can determine which type of laser surgery, if any, they would recommend.
The procedure is done as outpatient care. The eyes are anaesthetized and held open. You'll feel some pressure when laser surgery begins, and you might even experience a few moments of blindness.