Cost of LASIK
Affordable LASIK Pricing
Would you like to wake up in the morning and be able to see clearly across the room? Maybe you’ve dreamed about exercising or swimming without worrying about glasses or contact lenses getting in the way? At Parkhurst NuVision in San Antonio, we fix vision so people can just wake up and see, live life with more ease, and save money doing it.
If you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, we know you’ve wondered if LASIK laser eye surgery is right for you. Maybe you have been wondering about prices that seem too good to be true at fast-chain LASIK places, or you’ve heard that LASIK is a big investment, which can sound intimidating. We’ll explain what LASIK costs, how much money LASIK can actually save you, and what to watch out for. We’ll also let you know what to ask about so you’ll be completely informed about the cost of surgery as well as the care you’ll need after your procedure.
What makes us the San Antonio LASIK experts? Check out our 5-star reviews on Google and learn about the expertise of our board-certified ophthalmologists and LASIK surgeons.
How Much is LASIK? Let’s Break Down the Average Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery
The average cost of LASIK in the United States is $2,246 per eye1, and there’s a lot to know about why prices can vary regionally and even within a given city like San Antonio. For point of comparison, you may know that the average cost of a college education is about $35,000 per year. College can obviously cost a lot more or a lot less depending on the location, academic reputation, likelihood of landing your dream job, room and board—all things that affect the value of the education.2 Getting LASIK is also an investment in your future at a small fraction of the cost. In fact, you can get LASIK for about the same cost as half a year of just the room and board part of college. Put another way, this is also about the same amount you would otherwise spend on glasses and contacts while working toward a four-year degree.
Being able to wake up and see without extra gear and plastic in your eyes can help you succeed in professions like being a first responder, special forces military, martial arts, and even being a chef– ever leaned over to smell your favorite dish, only to have your glasses fog up on you? Just like a much bigger investment in your education, LASIK at Parkhurst NuVision is also custom fit to your eye prescription, unique eye anatomy, and particular needs. The cost of LASIK is certainly important, but the value of LASIK has to do with how much it improves your life, what sorts of activities you need to use your vision for, and the longevity you should expect out of your laser eye surgery.
Renting Vs. Buying — The Lifetime Value of Your LASIK Procedure
Not only does wearing glasses and contacts hold you back from some of things you want to do, it is also “renting” rather than “owning” your vision. With contacts and glasses, your vision improvement is temporary, and you pay someone else for it over and over again. Alternatively, LASIK is an investment in yourself, and much more like the financial benefit you get when you buy your own home, once it is paid off, you have permanent vision correction. It’s yours! Owning your vision is much better. Just like owning a home can give you a sense of freedom, LASIK can empower you to work, play, and live your life uninhibited. Many of the people we’ve helped with LASIK tell us they used to feel like they were hiding behind their glasses, but after LASIK, they’ve had a new sense of confidence, and a total new sense of freedom from paying to put plastic in their eyes. Additionally, environmentally savvy patients feel much better knowing that they are no longer contributing to the microplastics problem of contact lenses, which often end up in waterways where they harm fish and other sea life.
Prioritize Your Eyes — Choosing the Best LASIK Surgeon for You
We know that choosing your LASIK surgeon is a big decision and we are honored that you are considering Parkhurst NuVision. A fast-chain LASIK place that only performs one type of LASIK may not even be aware that another type of vision correction could be best for you.
Parkhurst NuVision is the only place in San Antonio where you’ll find LASIK and all 8 different types of vision correction surgery, including SMILE LASIK and even laser lens treatments for people who wear reading glasses after age 40. During your LASIK consultation appointment, we take the time to explain all of the different procedures that might be best for you, not only in the short term, but especially in the long term. We will spend the time you deserve to hear about all of your options, including LASIK alternatives like PRK, RLE, and Visian ICL. You won’t find cheap LASIK at Parkhurst NuVision because we never cut corners when it comes to your vision. What you can expect is fair pricing on the procedure that is best for you. Your eyes are as unique as your fingerprints and we customize each procedure. This philosophy is how we’ve been able to achieve and maintain our international reputation among our peers, and garner over 1,000 five star reviews on Google and Yelp.
Clear Vision for around the cost of your phone and internet— LASIK Financing Options
Depending on your treatment plan, vision correction at Parkhurst NuVision in San Antonio can be as low as $131 a month. We offer competitive pricing and a variety of payment options, including $0-down, low monthly payments or even interest-free plans for qualified candidates.
Common Questions About the Price of LASIK
Can I use my FSA or HSA for LASIK?
Yes, if you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), these tax-advantaged plans can be a great way to pay for LASIK. Check with your plan administrator for details.
Will my insurance cover LASIK?
The vast majority of health and vision insurance plans consider LASIK and other laser vision correction surgeries to be elective procedures, therefore they do not cover the cost of LASIK. We hope that will change in the future, as more people (and insurance companies) realize that LASIK is an efficient way to correct vision and improve people’s overall health and well-being.
What is included in the cost of LASIK?
At Parkhurst NuVision, we give you clear, transparent pricing without the bait and switch you may encounter at “discount LASIK” centers. Our LASIK pricing includes:
Prescription Eye Drops
Our comprehensive life-time pledge: When it comes to LASIK warranties, we go above and beyond the industry standard. As a leading member of the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), our patients have access to an international network of more than 350 refractive surgeons. If you require a LASIK enhancement procedure, you’ll be able to get one at no cost to you even if you don’t live in San Antonio.*
If you are ready to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK or if you still have questions about the cost of LASIK, we are here to help! Our goal is to help you make an informed decision to improve your quality of life. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation appointment.
*Patients must complete all postoperative appointments after treatment and complete annual eye exams with their local optometrist. PNV doctors must agree that an enhancement is necessary. Exclusions such as presbyopia, cataracts and other eye health conditions apply.
1 Segre L. How Much Does LASIK Eye Surgery Cost? All About Vision. Available: https://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/cost.htm Accessed September 14, 2021.
2 Education Data. Average Cost of College & Tuition. Available: https://educationdata.org/average-cost-of-college Accessed September 28, 2021.
Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.