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Why the Cost of LASIK Should be Last on Your Checklist

November 18, 2020

The cost of LASIK is something that all patients should consider. However, it shouldn’t be the only thing that influences your decision to get LASIK. When it comes to your eyes, and having surgery, you don’t want to just think about the price. There are many other considerations you need to keep in mind, as well.

Read on to learn more about why the cost of LASIK should be the last thing on your checklist and the other factors you need to consider, to see if it’s the right option for you.

Why You Shouldn’t Focus on the Cost of LASIK

We’re sure you’ve seen many advertisements offering low-cost LASIK for under $299 per eye. While it may seem like a good deal, it’s always important to read the fine print. Affordable LASIK deals can be enticing, but you should ask yourself why they are offering such a low price, particularly when the national average cost of LASIK is $1,000 to $3,000 per eye, or higher.

Often, companies lure patients in with exciting discount prices, but the disclaimer shows that very few will actually meet the required parameters to take advantage of these deals. As a result, most will end up paying much more.

Also, that low price may not cover your initial consultation, pre- and post-op appointments, lifetime guarantee, financing, and other things you may need throughout the vision-correction process.

 LASIK Eye Surgery: What You Need to Consider

Cost shouldn’t be the only thing that patients keep in their mind when considering LASIK. To determine if LASIK is the best option for you at Kremer, we take multiple factors into consideration. We focus on your specific lifestyle needs, expectations, and our customized testing results; we don’t just look at what the testing parameters tell us.

LASIK Candidacy

Although LASIK can correct most degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, your eyes are unique, and therefore, so should be your expectations.

Here are three vision errors that LASIK can correct:

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia) – Having trouble focusing at a distance
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)– Having trouble focusing at a close distance (don’t confuse this with Presbyopia: the need for reading glasses)
  • Astigmatism– Corneal imperfection where light focuses on two different points

During your consultation at Kremer Eye Center, advanced testing is performed using innovative 3D mapping technology. Paired with the expertise of our board-certified surgeons, the information gathered from these tests will determine if LASIK is the best option for you.

If it isn’t, or in the event that you aren’t deemed a candidate, Kremer has other vision correction alternatives available. Whether it’s PRK, Visian ICL™ (Implantable Contact Lens), Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), or no surgery at all, our surgeons will work with you to find the right alternative.

Lifestyle Considerations

LASIK and vision correction procedures give you long-lasting, life-changing results. So, you want to ask yourself how it can benefit your lifestyle.

Whether it is for your job, a sport, or that you are simply tired of the hassle of contacts and glasses, you’ll want to make sure you discuss your lifestyle needs and expectations with your surgeon, so you can work together to give you the treatment customized for you.

If we feel the result won’t meet your expectations, even if you’re a perfect candidate on paper, we’ll discuss what the best option is for you, whether it be LASIK, an alternative procedure, or even no surgery at all. You may leave disappointed; however, we’ll never push a procedure that may not lead to the results you are hoping for.

Ask Your Friends & Family and Your Eye Doctor for Recommendations

When it comes to surgery, elective or otherwise, we recommend asking your family, friends, and coworkers about the procedure. Chances are, many of those people may have had the procedure themselves and can share their experiences. We also recommend having a conversation with your eye doctor, and here’s why:

  • Your eye doctor knows your eyes better than anyone else.
  • They’ll let you know if you might be a candidate for LASIK.
  • They’ll recommend a reputable surgeon
  • Chances are, you can conveniently see them for all your post-op appointments.

At Kremer Eye Center, we work closely with over 1,000 eye doctors throughout the region, and chances are, we work with your eye doctor, too.

The Kremer Difference

Your eyes are important, so you want to make sure you trust them to a team of experienced professionals. At Kremer Eye Center, we offer patients unique benefits for an outstanding LASIK experience.

Using some of the most advanced and innovative industry technologies, our team of award-winning doctors can make sure you get the long-lasting results you need.

More importantly, our experience extends beyond just LASIK. As a full-service ophthalmology practice, our surgeons specialize in multiple areas in addition to LASIK, including glaucoma, cataract, and dry eye treatments. No matter what type of vision correction solution you need, they can look at your eyes from different perspectives to help you make the best decision when choosing your procedure.

And, while we are not a discount LASIK center, we do offer affordable financing options to fit your budget. Plus, the cost of LASIK at Kremer includes everything you need during the vision correction process, including consultations, pre- and post-op appointments, and our Lifetime Commitment.

Use our LASIK checklist for guidance throughout your journey:

Getting The Experience and Results You Need 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, share your expectations, and know your options. Read our patient testimonials here.

At Kremer Eye Center, 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 will be by your side throughout the entire journey. Overall, we’re proud to stand behind our Mission Statement to care for your vision for life.

If you think Kremer Eye Center is the right place for you, give us a call at 1-800-694-EYES (3937) or schedule your free LASIK consultation.

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