July 21, 2022
If you’re ready to see clearly without the hassle of contacts and glasses, LASIK might be your best option. But how do you know when you’re ready to get LASIK eye surgery?
If you’re considering correcting your vision, here are four signs you may be ready for LASIK.
While they do provide you with the ability to see clearly while you have them on, wearing contact lenses and glasses every day can be a hassle. If you lead an active lifestyle, you know the endless struggle. Contacts and glasses can affect your ability to travel, spend time outdoors, travel, play sports and do other activities you enjoy. Luckily, LASIK can get rid of your need for contacts and glasses with one simple surgery.
Using advanced lasers, LASIK corrects eyesight by reshaping the cornea to the appropriate curvature. Patients will need to take some time to rest their eyes and recover, but most will notice improvements in vision and resume non-strenuous day-to-day activities as early as the morning after the procedure.
On average, you can spend around $1,000 on contact lenses and glasses a year, depending on your prescription. Since this number doesn’t typically include the cost of necessary eye care expenses, like eye exams and contact lens solution, you could end up spending more than $10,000 in ten years on contact lenses and glasses alone.
If you’re tired of paying for contacts and glasses every year, you may be ready for LASIK. The cost of LASIK can range from about $2,000 to $6,000 for both eyes based on who is performing the procedure, what types of technologies are used and where you live. However, this number doesn’t just include the surgery; it also covers pre- and post-operative appointments. More importantly, LASIK is a one-time expense. That means you’ll end up saving more money in the long run.
One of the most convenient ways to pay for LASIK is with your HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Participating employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for LASIK surgery and other approved medical expenses. You can use those tax-free dollars towards the cost of your LASIK procedure to make it more affordable.
If you don’t have enough money in your FSA or HSA, Corneal Associates offers other financing options to help you get the vision correction procedure that you need. We offer 0% interest financing for up to 48 months. Patients who qualify for this offer will pay no interest if the entire cost of their LASIK surgery is paid in full within 48 months. After that, standard APR rates will apply. Check if you are qualified with NO impact to your credit score using the pre-qualify tool. ß LINK TO FINANCING PG
LASIK can provide crystal-clear vision for many, but not every patient will qualify. To be considered a good candidate for the procedure, you must meet the following criteria:
If you meet every item listed above, you’re ready to get your LASIK procedure. If you do not meet all the requirements or may not be deemed a candidate for LASIK, we offer other vision correction options for you to consider, such as PRK, Visian ICL or Refractive Lens Exchange.
LASIK is an effective vision correction solution that can give you the long-lasting clear eyesight you need to improve your everyday life. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and enhance your quality of life. Our staff and surgeons, who all live and work in our community, are here for you from the start and be by your side throughout the entire journey.
Here at OOMC, our patient’s well-being is our priority. Our dedicated team of surgeons and staff always makes an effort to create a safe and secure environment where you can easily access care comfortably and confidently.
Contact one of our centers nearest to you for further information.
Corneal Associates of New Jersey
Kremer Eye Center
Ludwick Eye Center
Omni Eye Services
Phillips Eye Center