How Much Does LASIK Cost?

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Chicago, Lombard & Naperville areas of Illinois

Posted: March 27, 2019

What Will LASIK Cost?

Closeup of eyesLASIK is a wonderful procedure that millions of Americans have benefitted from. If you deal with the daily inconveniences of glasses and contacts, you've probably considered LASIK at some point. It could be life-changing.

At Foulkes Vision, some of the most common questions we hear about LASIK have to do with cost. Unfortunately, insurance will not usually cover LASIK, but we believe everyone should have access to this service. That's why we offer payment plans to fit almost any budget. Call (630) 724-1400 today to schedule a consultation.

LASIK Prices

It's impossible to know exactly how much your LASIK procedure will cost until you have a consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Richard Foulkes. There are numerous factors that determine the cost of a LASIK procedure, such as:

  • The experience and quality of the surgeon
  • The type of technology used for the surgery
  • The amount of vision correction you need

With LASIK, You Get What You Pay For

If the price of LASIK seems prohibitive, there are a few things to consider. While you may be able to bargain-hunt when looking for a LASIK surgeon, you will be worsening the quality of care. If you find advertisements promising LASIK for cheap prices, ask yourself what that surgeon is sacrificing to offer that price:

  • They may not correct extreme near-or-farsightedness or astigmatism

  • That price may not cover all fees and follow-up visits
  • The procedure may be performed using older technology that has greater risk of complications

At Foulkes Vision, we offer state-of-the-art care at reasonable prices. Dr. Foulkes uses the latest and most advanced technology to offer you safe, custom, effective care. The technology Dr. Foulkes uses includes:

  • 3D wavefront maps of your eyes that pinpoint the individual errors in your vision so they can be corrected effectively
  • Zytopix II scanner to measure your exact pupil size in low light to correct your vision in the biggest range possible
  • FEMTO Z6 LDV Surgical Laser that sets the standard for speed and precision in LASIK procedures

Your eyes deserve the best possible care. Don't skimp on such a potentially transformative procedure.

How Can LASIK Save Me Money?

One often-overlooked aspect of LASIK is how much money you won't be spending on glasses or contacts anymore. The average contact wearer spends more than $500 per year on contacts and contact lens solution. For contact users with astigmatism, that's closer to $1,000 per year. Glasses can cost hundreds of dollars per pair. And that's on top of the cost of annual eye exams.LASIK-1.jpeg

LASIK eliminates those expenses. The annual savings may not seem like a lot, but for many people, $500 to $1,000 per year could cover one of their rent payments. And those savings add up over time. Think of LASIK like a large up-front investment that will pay for itself long-term.

Paying For LASIK

In addition to cash, credit and debit cards, and money orders, Foulkes Vision offers LASIK financing for qualified patients. We accept payment plans through CareCredit®, which is designed to help offset health expenses. CareCredit® offers a variety of payment plans, including interest-free, short-term financing options.

We also offer promotions for active-duty military members, firefighters, and police officers. They get 15 percent off our services when they present a valid ID.

Schedule Your LASIK Consultation Today

Dr. Richard Foulkes has offered safe, top-quality LASIK surgery for two decades. He serves Lombard, Naperville, Downers Grove, and nearby areas of Chicago. Call (630) 724-1400 today to schedule a consultation.