Budgeting for Laser Eye Surgery

How Much Does LASIK Cost? - Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC

Caucasian woman with bright light reflecting in her eyeIf you are tired of having to depend upon glasses and contact lenses in order to see clearly, you may be wondering: How much does LASIK cost? Our practice, serving Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC, offers comprehensive consultations to our prospective LASIK patients, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions they might have and gain a clearer understanding of the financial commitment LASIK requires.

There are several factors that will determine exactly how much your LASIK surgery will cost, and Dr. Andrew Holzman and his staff will be glad to help you understand these factors. For example, some patients require treatment of only one eye, which costs less than treating both eyes. If you are considering LASIK surgery, it is important to keep in mind that your vision is an invaluable asset, and you should never compromise quality of care in the interest of saving money. You simply cannot put a price on the satisfaction you can achieve by choosing a renowned ophthalmologist who uses the safest, most advanced technology available. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, please contact the practice of Andrew E. Holzman, MD today

Technology

One very important determining factor in the cost of LASIK performed by Dr. Holzman is the technology used in our offices. We use only the safest and most effective tools to provide our patients with the maximum benefits of LASIK surgery. For example, we proudly offer iLASIK, in which a special laser (iFS) is used to create the corneal flap rather than using a keratome blade to create the corneal flap.  This allows Dr. Holzman to execute this step in the procedure with greater precision than ever before possible. 

In addition to traditional LASIK surgery, we also offer custom LASIK, an ultra-precise variation that uses sophisticated wavefront three-dimensional diagnostics to map the most minute details of the patient's cornea. Wavefront LASIK, which carries a greater cost than traditional LASIK, enables Dr. Holzman to correct even higher-order aberrations, thereby reducing the risk of such side effects as glare, halos, blurring, difficulty seeing at night, and double vision.

Our practice uses the latest technology in our laser eye treatments to provide the maximum benefits and utmost safety to our patients. This includes the WaveLight® Excimer Laser, This advanced tool minimizes the risks of LASIK, while making the surgery faster and more precise than ever before.

Insurance

Because LASIK is considered an elective surgery, It is not covered by insurance. To help put LASIK within the budgets of those who need it, we offer competitive pricing and payment plans. Contact us today to learn more about how to apply.

Long-term Value

If you are considering LASIK, it is very important to weigh the cost of the procedure against the cost of continuing to purchase glasses and contact lenses. Most patients who have undergone LASIK surgery will only need to wear reading glasses once they are over 40. Younger patients will no longer need corrective eye wear at all. Dr. Holzman can help you understand what your eye wear needs will be following surgery, and you can use that information to calculate whether LASIK may actually save you money over time. 

Learn More about the Cost of LASIK

Not all practices providing LASIK eye surgery provide the same level of treatment. If you are considering this procedure, you deserve to be treated by a renowned practitioner using only the safest methods and very best equipment. As an elective treatment, the cost of LASIK can be considerable, but it can prove to be an investment with life-changing returns. Contact us today to learn more.