LASIK eye surgery is the number one most-popular vision-correcting laser refractive surgery.
On average, the life-changing procedure costs around $2,200 for one eye and $4,400 for both eyes, with costs determined by several factors.
At Los Angeles Vision Institute in Los Angeles, CA, our surgeons perform industry-leading LASIK at a comparably affordable price.
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Major Factors That Affect LASIK Cost
When you pay for LASIK eye surgery, you are paying for more than just the LASIK procedure. Factored into the cost are your LASIK surgeon's skill and experience. Dr. Jonathan Macy is renowned for his expertise but still strives to keep costs down as much as possible.
Degree of Correction
Each patient is unique. Some require more refractive correction than others. Dr. Macy will assess the elements that determine the degree of surgery needed, such as cornea health, the severity of astigmatism, and more. This allows Dr. Macy to create a quote before any payment is required.
The use of advanced laser vision correction technology can raise costs. While patients may be able to find bargain LASIK from surgeons who do not utilize cutting-edge technology, they may not receive the same level of care. Advanced lasers and machinery help make our eye surgery safer and more effective.
Investment in LASIK vs. Glasses and Contact Lenses
Some folks only need their vision corrected for certain activities, such as reading or driving. They may be fine opting for contacts or glasses. For those who want a permanent improvement in their vision and dislike the hassle of storing, dealing with, and looking for contacts or glasses, LASIK is often the better choice.
Financially speaking, the smaller price tag for one pair of glasses or one box of contacts can initially make these options seem much more affordable than LASIK surgery. However, glasses and contacts must be replaced throughout one’s life and can break, tear, or be lost.
On the other hand, LASIK is a permanent corrective solution for your vision that can make worrying about your eyesight a thing of the past. Rigorous studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of LASIK patients require no further LASIK treatment for the rest of their lives. When compared to the lifetime costs of corrective lenses, the initial investment for LASIK may not seem so expensive after all.
Insurance and Affordability
LASIK is very rarely covered by insurance plans since it is an elective procedure. We understand that while LASIK may not be technically considered a necessity, it can be truly life-changing. We have taken steps to help patients pay for the refractive eye surgery they desire.
We accept payment for LASIK on a monthly basis at a total of less than $100 per month. Payments can be made in cash, check, money order, and with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. There is no down payment required, and no annual or membership fee charged. We also offer financing options. These include Vision Fee Plan, which offers credit lines specifically intended for LASIK, and CareCredit®, which offers no and low-interest financing.
Our Leading LASIK Surgeons Can Help You See a Whole New World
Our founder, Dr. Jonathan Macy, is a renowned eye surgery expert who is recognized as a true leader in LASIK. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at both USC and UCLA and has over 100 published writings in the field of eye care. His expertise has led to him being a requested lecturer for over 300 events globally, often focusing on educating others regarding LASIK.
Dr. Macy has actively participated as principal investigator in a variety of research studies that involve both new and existing medications. He makes a constant effort to provide cutting-edge care. To that end, he added Dr. Alexander Knezevic to his team. Dr. Knezevic has been a visiting scholar at the Tilganga Eye Institute in Nepal, performed cataract surgery in India, and holds appointments as a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA and Medical Staff at Cedars-Sinai.
Los Angeles Loves Our LASIK
"Dr. Macy performed my Lasik procedure over twenty years ago. I just had my eyes routinely checked today and my distance vision is still 20/15. After age 50 I've needed readers, but I knew that was to be expected. I'm very grateful for this wonderful gift of eye sight. Thank you Dr. Macy!" Lisa M, 5-Star Review