Costs of Custom LASIK

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What does custom LASIK cost?

Costs of Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK typically costs more than traditional LASIK, in part because the manufacturers of wavefront devices take a royalty from the surgeon on each procedure performed. This extra cost -- perhaps $400 or $500 per eye -- is one reason patients are warned not to shop for laser eye surgery on price alone. If your eyes require a custom procedure for maximum visual benefit, you may not be happy with the results from a cheaper procedure.

Even with custom LASIK, there is a chance that you will require enhancement surgery afterward to fully correct your vision. As part of your research before the surgery, you should ask your surgeon what the cost of such enhancements will be if they are needed. Many practices offer them free or for a reduced cost.

   

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